34 days in Mexico City, Guatemala & Puerto Rico Itinerary

34 days in Mexico City, Guatemala & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Catedral Metropolitana, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antigua day trip planning app.

Fly from Mexico City to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Antigua are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Volcano
Volcán Pacaya
4.4
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Historic Site
Palacio Nacional
4.3

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil) and Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, pause for some photo ops at Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, and look for gifts at Ketzali Accessories.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Quetzaltenango journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Antigua to Quetzaltenango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Antigua in September: high temperatures in Quetzaltenango hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

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Theme Park
Xetulul Theme Park
4.7
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Water Body
Laguna Chicabal
4.7

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Rincon, Puerto Rico

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rincon: Ponce (Parque de Bombas & Museo de Arte de Ponce), Casa Dona Bisa and Museo Historia San Sebastian (in San Sebastian) and Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Quetzaltenango to Rincon. Traveling from Quetzaltenango to Rincon, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in September, expect Rincon to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rincon to Culebra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. September in Culebra sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Must see
Culebrita Island
4.8
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Beach
Zoni Beach
4.7

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step out of San Juan to go to Luquillo and see Luquillo Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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El Yunque National Forest ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Yunque National Forest: Carabali Rainforest Park (in Luquillo) and Fajardo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Icacos Island).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest journey builder website.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Off-Road / ATV Trail
Carabali Rainforest Park
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Island
Icacos Island
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Isla de Vieques ©

Isla Nena

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Camp Garcia.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Water Body
Sun Bay Beach
4.6
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Beach
La Chiva
4.8

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