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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Drive to La Aurora Airport, Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Rincon
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 5 nights
Fly
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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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Mexico City, Mexico — 4 nights

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.

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 Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles 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 fly to Antigua.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Antigua, Guatemala — 4 nights

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). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antigua online holiday planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Antigua, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Quetzaltenango.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — 3 nights

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 Xetulul Theme Park (in Retalhuleu) and Fuentes Georginas (in Zunil). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Chicabal, get impressive views of Santa Maria Volcano, admire the striking features of 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.
Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Rincon, Puerto Rico — 3 nights

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Crashboat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera.

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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.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Culebra, Puerto Rico — 5 nights

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 outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, browse the collection at Culebra Public Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from Rincon to Culebra by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

San Juan, Puerto Rico — 5 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Playa Luquillo in Luquillo, approximately Luquillo away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan day trip 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, taxi, and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.
Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico — 3 nights

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

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip maker site.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico — 5 nights

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 beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Media Luna, deepen your knowledge of military history at Camp Garcia, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques holiday planning app.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. September in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.