18 days in Belize & Cancun Itinerary

18 days in Belize & Cancun Itinerary

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18 days in Belize & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Medford, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  1 h
2
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
5
Cancun, Mexico
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Medford, United States

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument, then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins, then identify plant and animal life at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip itinerary planner.

Medford, USA to Belize City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Medford in December; daily highs in Belize City reach 83°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Go To Tikal as well as ATM Cave Tour. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): catch all the local highlights with Go To Tikal and then stop by Rubba Dub Soap Shop. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Tour, indulge your taste buds at Maya Cacao, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Traveling by flight from Belize City to San Ignacio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

ATM Cave Tour

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Belize Diving Services, Turneffe Reef and Raggamuffin Tours - Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Belize Diving Services, then see the vivid underwater world at Turneffe Reef, and then look for gifts at Michael's Blue Coral Gallery & Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along The Estuary, then look for gifts at Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique, then get a taste of the local shopping with Red Flower Gallery, and finally see the top attractions with Raggamuffin Tours - Day Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker vacation trip planner.

You can fly from San Ignacio to Caye Caulker in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Caye Caulker, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Belize Diving Services ©
Belize Diving Services
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Red Flower Gallery ©
Red Flower Gallery

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belizean Melody Art Gallery and Belizean Arts. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Secret Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro vacation trip planner.

San Pedro is just a stone's throw from Caye Caulker. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize

6
nights
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.
Xel-Ha has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Coba Ruins and El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Norte and Punta Laguna Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Akumal (Aktun Chen & Akumal Beach), Playa del Carmen (Zipline & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Parroquia Catolica de San Jose (in Puerto Morelos). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at Galeria Balance Cancun, and don't miss a visit to Avenida Kukulkan.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun vacation planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Cancun in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro to Cancun is 1 hour. December in Cancun sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal, Playa del Carmen, Parroquia Catolica de San Jose, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling

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