13 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

13 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Start: Cancun, Mexico
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
3
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
bus:  3 h 30 min
4
San Ignacio, Belize
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  4 h
5
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
6
Bacalar, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Mahahual, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
End: Puerto Morelos, Mexico

3
nights
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
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.
On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Arco de Santa Catalina. On your second day here, look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, then browse the exhibits of Belfinart, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antigua tour itinerary planner.

Cancun, Mexico to Antigua is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cancun in December: high temperatures in Antigua hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional

2
nights
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna ©
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Peter, look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox, and finally look for gifts at Casa Flor Ixcaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan, then see the interesting displays at Cojolya Museum and Store, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Colonial Church.

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Do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Antigua in December since evenings lows in San Pedro La Laguna dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, Santiago Atitlan, Lake Atitlan, Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
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Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the galleries of Belizean Arts.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro La Laguna to San Pedro. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in December: highs in San Pedro hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Secret Beach Belize
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

1
night
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, then view the masterpieces at Creek art walter castillo home art gallery, then explore the galleries of Sak Tunich Art Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Ignacio sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Sak Tunich Art Gallery ©
Sak Tunich Art Gallery
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Creek art walter castillo home art gallery ©
Creek art walter castillo home art gallery

1
night
Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at The Split, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Ray Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Little Blue Gift Shop and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from San Ignacio to Caye Caulker takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry. December in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
The Split ©
The Split
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Bacalar and then get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bacalar trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Caye Caulker to Bacalar in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caye Caulker to Bacalar. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe

1
night
Mahahual, Mexico

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 20th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Chan Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mahahual road trip tool.

You can drive from Bacalar to Mahahual in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mahahual are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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