29 days in Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

29 days in Mexico, Central America & South America Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 1 night
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Cozumel, Mexico
— 1 night
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Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
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San Andres Island, Colombia
— 3 nights
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Bogota, Colombia
— 3 nights

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas day trip planning tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in November, expect Cabo San Lucas to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Geologic Formation
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
4.8
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
4.5

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, approximately Cabo Corrientes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at 4D Art Museum, head off the coast to Los Arcos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta vacation planning app.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon Boardwalk
4.6
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Zipline
Zipline
4.8

3
nights
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.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary app.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

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Natural History Museum
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Museo Frida Kahlo
4.4

1
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Cozumel, Mexico

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the striking landscape at Columbia Reef.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. In November, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5

4
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Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by LassaH Ethnic Design Made with Love, and kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum day trip planning app.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Xcaret
4.4

4
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Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Tulum to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to San Jose.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
4.7

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San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose ©
A trip to San Jose, the capital, commercial center, and cultural hub of Costa Rica, gives you a chance to experience the lively atmosphere and rich cultural past of this vibrant country.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Costarricense, then get a taste of local nightlife at Carpe Chepe, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu. On the next day, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then soothe aching muscles at ZENfit 506, and then take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Jose tour itinerary planning tool.

Take a shuttle from La Fortuna de San Carlos to San Jose in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
Carpe Chepe
4.8

4
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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Panama Canal, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Punta Culebra Nature Center, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado de Mariscos, and examine the collection at Museo Panama Viejo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City tour builder website.

You can fly from San Jose to Panama City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Panama City is 1 hour. Traveling from San Jose in November, expect Panama City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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National Park
Soberania National Park
4.3
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Landmark
Panama Canal
4.6

3
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San Andres Island, Colombia

San Andres Island ©
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Manglares de Old Point National Park. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Scuba San Andres Dive Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, step off the mainland to explore Johnny Cay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Luis.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Andres Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to San Andres Island takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bogota.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Island
Johnny Cay
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3
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Bogota, Colombia

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, then examine the collection at Gold Museum (Museo del Oro), and then walk around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monserrate, then contemplate the long history of Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Bogota driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from San Andres Island to Bogota takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from San Andres Island, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Bogota, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bogota

Museums · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Food Tours
4.9
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Specialty Museum
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
4.6

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