36 days in Asia, United States, Central America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

36 days in Asia, United States, Central America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

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36 days in Asia, United States, Central America, Caribbean & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Khon Kaen, Thailand
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
3
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
5
Placencia, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Leon, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Managua, Nicaragua
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Granada, Nicaragua
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Panama City, Panama
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Trinidad, Cuba
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
13
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
14
Chetumal, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Khon Kaen, Thailand

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Let the collections at Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Step out of Bangkok with an excursion to Woodland Muangmai in Nakhon Chai Si--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, see the interesting displays at Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), and get engrossed in the history at Vimanmek Mansion.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok day trip planning site .

Khon Kaen to Bangkok is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Khon Kaen in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Bangkok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bangkok

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Woodland Muangmai
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Jim Thompson House ©
Jim Thompson House
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to San Francisco takes 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Estuary of Caye Caulker and then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Cooper's Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Aria Kat Art, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Split.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Caye Caulker trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Francisco to Caye Caulker in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Caye Caulker is 2 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Caye Caulker, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split
Aria Kat Art ©
Aria Kat Art

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, see the interesting displays at Orchid Garden Eco-Village Museum Belize, and then get a new perspective on nature at St John's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Belize City holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Belize City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belize District
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Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
St John's Cathedral ©
St John's Cathedral

3
nights
Placencia, Belize

Placencia ©
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lola Art Studio and Placencia Fellowship. Appreciate the collections at Art n Soul Gallery and Maya Center Mayan Museum. Explore Placencia's surroundings by going to Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve (in Dangriga). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, and look for gifts at Treasure Box.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Placencia trip maker website .

Placencia is just a stone's throw from Belize City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dangriga, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get outdoors at Little French Key and West Bay Beach. Get some cultural insight at Roatan Underwater Museum and Shawn Jackson Gallery. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tabyana Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Roatan Beach Club, and get a taste of the local shopping with Waves of Art.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Roatan trip planner.

You can fly from Placencia to Roatan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Roatan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leon.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Scuba & Snorkeling
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach

2
nights
Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Asunción, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Juan Bautista de Subtiava, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Telica Volcano and then get impressive views of Volcan cerro negro.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Leon trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Roatan to Leon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Roatan in March, you will find days in Leon are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Managua.

Things to do in Leon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
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Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve ©
Juan Venado Island Nature Reserve
Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian ©
Catedral de la Asunción ©
Catedral de la Asunción

1
night
Managua, Nicaragua

Managua ©
Nicaragua's largest and capital city, Managua remains relatively unknown as a tourist destination, though it boasts a scenic location on the southwestern shore of the Xolotlan Lake.
On the 20th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, examine the collection at Traces Archaeological Museum Acahualinca, and then get outside with MundoVentura.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Managua journey website .

You can drive from Leon to Managua in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Managua

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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MundoVentura ©
MundoVentura
Santiago of Managua Cathedral ©
Santiago of Managua Cathedral

1
night
Granada, Nicaragua

Granada ©
The lakeside city of Granada has the look and feel of a historically important economic and political center, with grand colonial architecture, a unified look, and many cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head off the coast to Islets of Granada, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, then explore the world behind art at Casa de Los Tres Mundos, and finally examine the collection at Centro Cultural Antiguo Convento San Francisco.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada attractions planning app .

Getting from Managua to Granada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Nature Parks
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Islets of Granada ©
Islets of Granada

2
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and Nina Concept Store. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional de Soberania and Metropolitan National Park. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, see the interesting displays at Museo Panama Viejo, stroll through Isla Santa Catalina, and brush up on your military savvy at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Panama City online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Granada to Panama City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Granada to Panama City. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isla Santa Catalina
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Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

3
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Visit El Malecon and Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Iglesia de San Agustin o San Francisco el Nuevo, get a taste of the local shopping with Jorge Gil Estudio Galeria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria del Mar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Havana tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Panama City to Havana in 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Panama City in March: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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nights
Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad ©
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ancon Beach, then kick back and relax at Playa Maria Aguilar, and then view the masterpieces at Lazaro Niebla Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Trinidad tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Maria Aguilar, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Isla Shopping Village and Punta Sur. Visiting Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas will get you outdoors. When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Marlin and view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Trinidad to Cancun in 9.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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nights
Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal ©
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Ciudad, then examine the collection at Museum de la cultura maya, and then explore the ancient world of Dzibanche.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chetumal trip itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from Cancun to Chetumal with the Route module. When traveling from Cancun in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chetumal: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chetumal

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de la Ciudad ©
Museo de la Ciudad
Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche
Museum de la cultura maya ©
Museum de la cultura maya

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