17 days in Mexico, Belize & Flores Itinerary

17 days in Mexico, Belize & Flores Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Merida, Mexico
— 1 night
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Palenque, Mexico
— 1 night
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Flores, Guatemala
— 1 night
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 1 night
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun online vacation builder.

Mexico City to Cancun is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Cancun is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad ©
Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad

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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.
Tulum is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum road trip website.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Merida, Mexico

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Merida day trip app.

You can drive from Tulum to Merida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Tulum in February, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Merida

Highlights from your plan
Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay ©
Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc

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Palenque, Mexico

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Merida to Palenque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Merida to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Palenque

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
On the 8th (Mon), paddle through the water with Kayak Rental Lacandon.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Flores trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Palenque to Flores with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Flores

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
ActĂșn Can ©
ActĂșn Can
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara

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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©

Cayo Town

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.
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Ignacio online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Flores to San Ignacio by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Barton Creek Cave ©
Barton Creek Cave

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with C & S Golf Cart Rental, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and then race across the water with Anda De Wata Tours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Belize Food Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Caye Caulker trip maker app.

Getting from San Ignacio to Caye Caulker by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In February in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Anda De Wata Tours ©
Anda De Wata Tours
Belize Food Tours ©
Belize Food Tours
Skydiving

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Cozumel (Spas & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, look for gifts at Fernando Rodriguez, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Playa del Carmen takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Playa del Carmen when traveling from Caye Caulker in February, with lows around 21°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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Cancun, Mexico

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas and then play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun route planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

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