60 days in Mexico, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Mexico, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 5 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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St. George's, Grenada
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Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Roseau, Dominica
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English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico — 4 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Isla Shopping Village (in Cancun) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Spas). Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen tour itinerary planner.

London, UK to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Playa del Carmen are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mexico City.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Side Trips

Mexico City, Mexico — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, and admire the striking features of National Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in June: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Santo Domingo.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — 2 nights

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Monasterio de San Francisco and then don't miss a visit to Zona Colonial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse (Faro A Colon), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza Ozama, then step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de Colon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santo Domingo trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Santo Domingo takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Punta Cana.
Historic Sites · Museums

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — 5 nights

In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Take a break from Punta Cana with a short trip to Altos de Chavon in La Romana, about 1h 20 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 26th (Sun) at Saona Island. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Destiny Caribbean Tours, relax and rejuvenate at Ocean Adventures Punta Cana, stroll through Macao Beach, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Willemstad.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips

Willemstad, Curacao — 6 nights

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Willemstad is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa PortoMari, stroll through Playa Lagun, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Handelskade.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Willemstad day trip planning tool.

Getting from Punta Cana to Willemstad by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Port of Spain.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago — 4 nights

Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Port of Spain side-trips: Yerette (in Maracas Bay) and Macqueripe Bay (in Chaguaramas). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Queen's Park Savannah, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount St. Benedict Monastery, and stroll through Asa Wright Nature Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port of Spain trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to Port of Spain takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Port of Spain can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to St. George's.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

St. George's, Grenada — 4 nights

The capital of the Island of Spice, St.
St. George's is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Grand Anse Beach, admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters Falls, sample the fine beverages at River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery, and explore the galleries of Underwater Sculptures.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St. George's trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Port of Spain to St. George's by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In July in St. George's, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mayreau.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Mayreau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines — 3 nights

A secret savored by just a few visitors and fewer than 300 residents, Mayreau stands as a truly remote and secluded island getaway.
Mayreau is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Tobago Cays, pause for some serene contemplation at Mayreau Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Mayreau Gardens, and explore the activities along Salt Whistle Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mayreau driving holiday tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St. George's to Mayreau. In July in Mayreau, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Bequia.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines — 3 nights

Although it covers just 18 sq km (7 sq mi), Bequia is the largest of over 30 islands making up the Grenadines chain.
Bequia is known for beaches, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Friendship Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bequia trip planner.

Getting from Mayreau to Bequia by ferry takes about 6 hours. July in Bequia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Soufriere.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Soufriere, St. Lucia — 5 nights

Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
When in Soufriere, make a side trip to see Rodney Bay in Castries, approximately Castries away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, stroll through Gros Piton Nature Trail, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the activities along Marigot Bay.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Soufriere travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Bequia to Soufriere in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Roseau.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Roseau, Dominica — 5 nights

The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Roseau side-trips: Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Boiling Lake & Morne Nichols), Scott's Head Pinnacles (in Scotts Head) and Toucari Bay (in Toucari). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Morne Diablotin National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Trafalgar Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Boeri Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Papillote Tropical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Roseau tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Soufriere to Roseau takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to English Harbour.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from English Harbour: Devil's Bridge (in Willikies) and Silver Chelles (in St. John's). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Nelson's Dockyard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the English Harbour trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Roseau to English Harbour in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to London.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips

London, United Kingdom — 8 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London travel planner.

You can fly from English Harbour to London in 12 hours. Traveling from English Harbour to London, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from English Harbour in August, expect nights in London to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Dominican Republic travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Islands · Zipline
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, friendly Dominican Republic offers two distinct coastlines, one bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the other by the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of palm-shaded beaches figure highly on most Dominican Republic itineraries, allowing visitors to design their vacation around a range of water-based activities. The sun-kissed country benefits from pleasant temperatures throughout the year, so it's no surprise that holidays in Dominican Republic remain a popular choice for visitors from distant and colder corners of the world. A big producer of coffee, cocoa, rum, sugarcane, and tobacco, the country provides a vibrant cultural experience in multicultural cities and quaint countryside.

Curacao travel guide

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Beaches · Bridges · Scuba & Snorkeling
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.

Trinidad and Tobago travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Waterfalls
With its two landmasses offering different, but complementary Caribbean flavors, the dual island nation of Trinidad and Tobago attracts visitors looking for relaxation and adventure. Cities and bustling market towns set the pace of cosmopolitan Trinidad, by far the larger of the two Caribbean sisters. Holidays in Tobago tend to be more chilled out affairs, with island offering some of the nation's finest resorts and best kept beaches, along with a wealth of protected areas boasting diverse and abundant wildlife. Both have become famous for their Creole culture and traditions, with holidays in Trinidad and Tobago offering plenty of culinary and musical highlights, including red hot curries and spicy calypso music.

Grenada travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Museums
Island of Spice
The fertile and lively island nation of Grenada allows for itineraries both adventurous and serene. The main island and six smaller ones offer unspoiled interior landscapes of lush vegetation, impressive waterfalls, and winding rivers, explorable on a number of ecotourism experiences, such as rafting, hiking, and climbing. The coastal areas provide long stretches of golden sand, backed by large and popular resorts, while the humble urban areas have become particularly well-known for their atmospheric eateries, serving local cuisine using produce from the Island of Spice. One of the main things to do in Grenada has to be marine exploration, with dive sites offshore representing some of the most abundant in the region, with impressive coral formations providing home for a schools of tropical fish.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Historic Sites · Islands
Vacations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer eco-adventures and luxury, with the island nation catering to the tastes of mega yacht owners and backpackers alike. The main island's interior volcanic and hilly terrain has been covered in lush tropical rainforest, rich in wildlife, while the coastal areas offer beaches both popular and secluded. Taking a chartered boat tour of the islands represents one of the more popular things to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with island hopping revealing uninhabited paradisal islands, unspoiled by development of any kind.

St. Lucia travel guide

4.1
Hot Springs · Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.

Dominica travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Isle of the Caribbean
The volcanic island nation of Dominica represents the youngest island in the Lesser Antilles. Such is evidenced in the geothermal action of the island's many hot springs, with relaxing dips in the hot sulfur spring water among the most popular things to do in Dominica. The unspoiled appearance of much of the nation provides a natural backdrop for a wealth of ecotourism adventures, including swimming, hiking, and snorkeling. The main urban areas showcase the ethnic diversity of the land once contested by the British and the French, with a number of local eateries serving West Indian and Creole dishes, and a whole lot of dancing and music to be enjoyed.

Antigua and Barbuda travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Lookouts
Escape civilization with a holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, a beachgoer's paradise. The shorelines of the two islands are dotted with many beaches, from long stretches of sand to tiny coves and picturesque lagoons. While the larger Antigua houses its fair share of high-end resorts and contains the country capital of St. John's, Barbuda is remarkably undeveloped, boasting swathes of pink sand where you can go for hours without seeing a single person.