58 days in Mexico, San Salvador & Guatemala Itinerary

58 days in Mexico, San Salvador & Guatemala Itinerary

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
— 6 nights
2
San Juan del Rio, Mexico
— 7 nights
3
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico
— 7 nights
4
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 7 nights
5
Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
6
Coban, Guatemala
— 1 night
7
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
8
Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
9
Oaxaca, Mexico
— 7 nights
10
Puebla, Mexico
— 6 nights
11
Monterrey, Mexico
— 6 nights

6
nights
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of Carmen and Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende). You'll explore and learn at Casa Museo Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Casa Museo Gene Byron. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco), Dolores Hidalgo (Church of the Grito & Vinedos Cuna de Tierra) and Guanajuato (Pozos de Mineral & Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro del cubilete, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, delve into the distant past at Mina Cinco Senores, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende road trip planning site.

Playa del Carmen to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Miguel de Allende is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in June since evenings lows in San Miguel de Allende dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Juan del Rio.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mina Cinco Senores, Santuario de Jesus Nazareno, Templo de San Francisco
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Temple of Carmen ©
Temple of Carmen
Church of the Grito
Church of the Grito

7
nights
San Juan del Rio, Mexico

San Juan del Rio ©
San Juan del Río is a city and administrative seat of the surrounding San Juan del Río Municipality in the central Mexican state of Querétaro. Get outdoors at Pena de Bernal and Cascadas De La Concepcion. Get a sense of the local culture at Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico and Viñedos La Redonda. Explore San Juan del Rio's surroundings by going to Tequisquiapan (San Juanito & Plaza Miguel Hidalgo), Mirador Cuatro Palos (in Pinal de Amoles) and Museo De La Muneca (in Amealco de Bonfil). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grutas Tolantongo, see the sky in a new way at Planetario Dr Jose Hernandez Moreno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Carmen, and see the interesting displays at Museo de la Mascara.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan del Rio day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan del Rio in 2 hours. In June in San Juan del Rio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl.

Things to do in San Juan del Rio

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Ezequiel Montes, Tlalpujahua, Tequisquiapan, Cascadas De La Concepcion, Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:
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Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico ©
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
Viñedos La Redonda ©
Viñedos La Redonda
Grutas Tolantongo ©
Grutas Tolantongo

7
nights
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico

Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl ©
Visiting Santuario de las Luciernagas and Reino Animal will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and Ex Convent of Acolman. Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl side-trips: Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala (in Mineral del Monte), Cuartel De Arte (in Pachuca) and San Juan Teotihuacan (Palacio de Tepantitla, Teotihuacan Pyramids, &more). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Juan del Rio to Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from San Juan del Rio in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Museo de Medicina Laboral Nicolas Zavala, Ex Convent of Acolman, Tochatlaco
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Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman
Santuario de las Luciernagas ©
Santuario de las Luciernagas
Tochatlaco ©
Tochatlaco

7
nights
San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia El Rosario and Monseñor Romero Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nacional El Boqueron and Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria. Get out of town with these interesting San Salvador side-trips: La Libertad (El Sunzal & Furesa Fundacion Refugio Salvaje), Tamanique Waterfalls (in Tamanique) and Santa Ana Cathedral (in Santa Ana). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico La Laguna, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sonsonate, and examine the collection at Museum of the Word and Image.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Salvador online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl to San Salvador. Traveling from Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl in July, things will get a bit warmer in San Salvador: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in San Salvador

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Libertad, Suchitoto, Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria, Catedral de Sonsonate, Tamanique Waterfalls
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Parque Nacional El Boqueron ©
Parque Nacional El Boqueron
Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park

5
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.
La Azotea and Casa Santo Domingo Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de La Merced and Convento Santa Clara are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: CECON Turtle Hatchery (in Monterrico) and Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena (in Guatemala City). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of La Recoleccion, hike along Finca El Pilar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Colegio de San Jeronimo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Antigua online trip builder.

Drive from San Salvador to Antigua in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Salvador in July, with highs in Antigua at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the shuttle to Coban.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Azotea, CECON Turtle Hatchery, Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara

1
night
Coban, Guatemala

Coban ©
Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal and then identify plant and animal life at Orquigonia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Coban trip maker site.

Getting from Antigua to Coban by shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Coban can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Coban

Wildlife Parks
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Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Coban to Tikal National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lanquin.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Museums
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2
nights
Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. On the 20th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves and then explore the activities along Monumento Natural Semuc Champey.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanquin visit planning tool.

Drive from Tikal National Park to Lanquin in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. July in Lanquin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature Parks
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Monumento Natural Semuc Champey ©
Monumento Natural Semuc Champey
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves

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nights
Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa La Bocana and Playa Del Amor. Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Basilica de la Soledad are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Oaxaca's surroundings by going to Ex Convento de Cuilapam de Guerrero (in Vicente Guerrero), Yagul (in Tlacolula) and Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the landmark architecture of Exconvento de San Pablo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe Neri Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Lanquin to Oaxaca with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lanquin in July; daily highs in Oaxaca reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Del Amor, Ex Convento de Cuilapam de Guerrero, Geoparque Mixteca Alta, Yagul, Playa La Bocana
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. ©
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.

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nights
Puebla, Mexico

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zona Arqueológica de Cholula and Tonantzintla. Get outdoors at Museo Viviente and Volcan La Malinche. Venture out of the city with trips to Archaeological Zone Yohualichan (in Cuetzalan del Progreso), Tlaxcala (Palacio de gobierno de Tlaxcala, Centro Historico de Tlaxcala, &more) and Museo Nacional del Titere (in Huamantla). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, steep yourself in history at Barrio del Artista, explore the ancient world of Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Ferrocarril.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puebla trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oaxaca in July, with highs in Puebla at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tlaxcala, Huamantla, Tonantzintla, Archaeological Zone Yohualichan
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Zona Arqueológica de Cholula ©
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula
Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios ©
Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

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nights
Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cola de Caballo Centro Recreativo and Parque la Huasteca. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo de las Aves and Museo de Historia Mexicana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterrey: Bustamante (San Miguel de Arcangel church & Grutas de Bustamante) and Saltillo (Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos, Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO), get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de Santa Lucia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro de la Silla, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Roble.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monterrey tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Puebla to Monterrey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saltillo, Bustamante, Cola de Caballo Centro Recreativo
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Grutas de Bustamante ©
Grutas de Bustamante
Museo de las Aves ©
Museo de las Aves
Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo ©
Catedral de Santiago de Saltillo

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