43 days in Central America, Mexico & Europe Itinerary

43 days in Central America, Mexico & Europe Itinerary

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
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San Jose, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Cozumel, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Elena Skywalk. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monteverde trip site.

London, UK to Monteverde is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Monteverde due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Historic Walking Area
Santa Elena Skywalk
3.9

5
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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: indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Proyecto Asis, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online trip builder.

Getting from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
Volcano
Arenal Volcano
3.5

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio holiday builder app.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (in Vara Blanca) and Jardin Botanico Lankester (in Cartago). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Irazu Volcano National Park, take an in-depth tour of Jade Museum, take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Namu.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Jose by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Jose are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9

6
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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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, let the river carry you with Adventures Panama, and see the interesting displays at Museo Panama Viejo.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Jose to Panama City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in January, expect Panama City to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Historic Walking Area
Casco Viejo
4.4
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Landmark
Panama Canal
4.6
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National Park
Soberania National Park
4.3

5
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Explore Puerto Vallarta's surroundings by going to Mega Comercial Mexicana (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, head off the coast to Los Arcos, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta route builder website.

You can fly from Panama City to Puerto Vallarta in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Panama City to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City in January: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Side Trips

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Pier / Boardwalk
Malecon Boardwalk
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Bahía de Banderas
4.6

4
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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. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and make a trip to Zocalo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip website.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, with highs in Mexico City at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Historic Walking Area
Zocalo
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Natural History Museum
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Museo Frida Kahlo
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Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel ©
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel day trip app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cozumel, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.5
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Natural History Museum
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
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5
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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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tulum online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Xcaret
4.4

2
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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer than Tulum - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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World heritage site
Chichen Itza
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Cenote Ik kil
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6
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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Stratford-upon-Avon (Holy Trinity Church, Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to London takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Chichen Itza to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in February: high temperatures in London hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Art Museum
National Gallery
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Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
4.5

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