34 days in Mexico City, Guatemala & Puerto Rico Itinerary

34 days in Mexico City, Guatemala & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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34 days in Mexico City, Guatemala & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + shuttle:  6​h
2
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
4
Rincon, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​min
6
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
8
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Mexico City, Mexico


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4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
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: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City online travel planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Spanish Language Institute - Day Course
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Catedral Metropolitana, & more). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Cruz, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, and explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Antigua in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. 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 travel to Quetzaltenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quetzaltenango: Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). There's much more to do: get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, admire the striking features of Teatro Municipal de Quetzaltenango, and look for gifts at Ketzali Accessories.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Quetzaltenango in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Antigua in September, expect Quetzaltenango to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Xetulul Theme Park, Fuentes Georginas
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Santa Maria Volcano ©
Santa Maria Volcano
Xetulul Theme Park ©
Xetulul Theme Park
Laguna Chicabal ©
Laguna Chicabal

3
nights
Rincon, Puerto Rico

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rincon: Casa Dona Bisa and Museo Historia San Sebastian (in San Sebastian), Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy (in Camuy) and Ponce (Parque de Bombas & Museo de Arte de Ponce). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, explore the galleries of El Faro Lighthouse, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rincon trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Quetzaltenango to Rincon with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Quetzaltenango to Rincon is 2 hours. Traveling from Quetzaltenango in September, expect Rincon to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ponce, Horseback Riding Tours, Crashboat Beach, Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Casa Dona Bisa and Museo Historia San Sebastian
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce

5
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
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, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, identify plant and animal life at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and stroll through Brava Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Culebra are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

5
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to Luquillo Beach in Luquillo, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, stroll through Condado Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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San Juan is very close to Culebra. September in San Juan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Pine Grove Beach, Luquillo Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Yunque National Forest: Fajardo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Icacos Island) and Carabali Rainforest Park (in Luquillo).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fajardo, Luquillo, Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Zipline
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Isla de Vieques ©
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, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, have fun at Vieques Gun Club & Sporting Clays, enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and stroll through La Plata Beach.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In September in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. 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
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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