17 days in Mexico, Belize City & Caye Caulker Itinerary

17 days in Mexico, Belize City & Caye Caulker Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico, Belize City & Caye Caulker Itinerary

Start: Cancun, Mexico
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Cozumel, Mexico
— 5 nights
Ferry + Bus:  6 h 15 min
3
Bacalar, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Belize City, Belize
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
6
Coba, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Solferino, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Cancun, Mexico

1
night
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.
For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

5
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palancar Reef, and partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Cancun to Cozumel in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

3
nights
Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. When in Bacalar, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben in Chacchoben, approximately Chacchoben away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and make a trip to Cocalitos.

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Getting from Cozumel to Bacalar by combination of ferry and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cozumel in May; daily highs in Bacalar reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Belize City.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben, Pyramid of the Masks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks

few
hours
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Belize Sign Monument and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip planner.

Getting from Bacalar to Belize City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bacalar to Belize City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bacalar in May, plan for little chillier days in Belize City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

3
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Belize City to Caye Caulker takes 2 hours. May in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Coba.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

San Pedro
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
Coba, Mexico

Coba ©
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Multum Ha Cenote, explore the ancient world of Nohoch Mul, and then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coba trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Caye Caulker to Coba takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Caye Caulker to Coba, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Caye Caulker in May, you will find days in Coba are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Solferino.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nohoch Mul
Highlights from your plan
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote
Nohoch Mul ©
Nohoch Mul

2
nights
Solferino, Mexico

Solferino ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Cuyo Beaches. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nativa Park.

Plan my day in Solferino using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Coba to Solferino in 2 hours. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Tulum.

Things to do in Solferino

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

El Cuyo Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Nativa Park ©
Nativa Park

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