35 days in United States, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

35 days in United States, Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Bus + Fly:  19 h 45 min
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Phoenix, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
El Paso, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Chihuahua, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Durango, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  12 h 30 min
6
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
7
Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
8
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
9
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h 45 min
10
Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
San Salvador, El Salvador
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
12
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
13
Managua, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
14
San Jose, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  12 h 15 min
15
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
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Shuttle + Fly + Train + Bus:  32 h
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planning website.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Los Angeles is an approximately 21- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles is minus 12 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Phoenix, United States

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phoenix vacation tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for warmer days in Phoenix, with highs around 48°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Balloon Rides
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Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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El Paso, United States

El Paso ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Plaza and then cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Phoenix to El Paso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect El Paso to be slightly colder, temps between 42°C and 26°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chihuahua.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
San Jacinto Plaza ©
San Jacinto Plaza

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Chihuahua, Mexico

Chihuahua ©
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Centro Historico de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, MX.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chihuahua trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Paso to Chihuahua. Traveling from El Paso in July, things will get a bit cooler in Chihuahua: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.
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Centro Historico de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, MX ©

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Durango, Mexico

Durango ©
Durango is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Funerario Benigno Montoya, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Constitucion.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durango route planner.

You can drive from Chihuahua to Durango in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chihuahua in July: high temperatures in Durango hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Mexico City.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Museums
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Calle Constitucion ©
Calle Constitucion
Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango ©
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango

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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Durango to Mexico City with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durango in July: highs in Mexico City hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Coatzacoalcos.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Coatzacoalcos ©
Coatzacoalcos is a major port city in the southern part of the Mexican state of Veracruz, on the Coatzacoalcos River. On the 13th (Mon), stop by Plaza Forum Coatzacoalcos and then take in the waterfront at Malecon de Coatzacoalcos.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coatzacoalcos tour planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Coatzacoalcos. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect Coatzacoalcos to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Coatzacoalcos

Shopping Museums
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Plaza Forum Coatzacoalcos ©
Plaza Forum Coatzacoalcos
Olmeca Archaeological Museum ©
Olmeca Archaeological Museum

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Cancun, Mexico

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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of El Rey Archaeological Zone, then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then get where you need to go with Jeromi Transfers.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cancun trip simple and quick.

Explore your travel options from Coatzacoalcos to Cancun with the Route module. Traveling from Coatzacoalcos to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 17th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo and then appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Moho Chocolate.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Belize City day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Belize City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Belize City due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Belize City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Belize City

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Moho Chocolate
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Moho Chocolate ©
Moho Chocolate

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Iglesia Santo domingo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and finally don't miss a visit to Relief Map. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Mundo Petapa Irtra, then browse the different shops at Paseo Cayala, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Belize City to Guatemala City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belize City in July: high temperatures in Guatemala City hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Salvador.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Casa Santo Domingo Museums
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

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San Salvador, El Salvador

San Salvador ©
The country's capital, San Salvador sits in a scenic position surrounded by impressive volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Rosario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana, and then explore the ancient world of Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Monseñor Romero Center and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional El Boqueron.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Salvador trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Guatemala City to San Salvador by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Guatemala City in July; daily highs in San Salvador reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tegucigalpa.

Things to do in San Salvador

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Iglesia El Rosario ©
Iglesia El Rosario
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park
Monseñor Romero Center ©
Monseñor Romero Center

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Tegucigalpa ©
Capital of Honduras, the 400-year-old city of Tegucigalpa boasts an impressive ensemble of colonial buildings flanking old stone streets, which lead to hillside parks and lively squares.
Tegucigalpa is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park, examine the collection at Museo para la Identidad Nacional, explore the world behind art at Galeria Nacional de Arte, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional La Tigra.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tegucigalpa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Salvador to Tegucigalpa takes 6 hours. When traveling from San Salvador in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tegucigalpa: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Managua.

Things to do in Tegucigalpa

Parks Nature Museums
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Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park ©
Naciones Unidas El Picacho Park
Museo para la Identidad Nacional ©
Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Parque Nacional La Tigra ©
Parque Nacional La Tigra

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de la Revolucion, don't miss a visit to Puerto Salvador Allende, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santiago of Managua Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Loma de Tiscapa. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Granada and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Managua tour builder app.

Getting from Tegucigalpa to Managua by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Managua

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Granada
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Santiago of Managua Cathedral ©
Santiago of Managua Cathedral
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Loma de Tiscapa
Loma de Tiscapa

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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 28th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, then steep yourself in history at Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, and finally make a trip to Plaza Juan Mora Fernandez. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Jade Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, then take a memorable drive along Top Travel Costa Rica, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Namu.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Jose travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Managua to San Jose takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in San Jose sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Top Travel Costa Rica ©
Top Travel Costa Rica
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica ©
Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
Galeria Namu ©
Galeria Namu

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, then examine the collection at Biomuseo, and then make a trip to Panama Canal. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Casco Viejo, then don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José.

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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. In July, Panama City is somewhat warmer than San Jose - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)

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