22 days in Mexico & Belize Itinerary

22 days in Mexico & Belize Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico & Belize Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Placencia, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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4
nights
Cancun, Mexico

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and enjoy the sand and surf at Xcacel Beach.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cancun. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, expect Cancun to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Torre Escenica ©
Torre Escenica

3
nights
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Sur and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tortugranja, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, and see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Isla Mujeres online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes 1.5 hours. In May in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Tortugranja ©
Tortugranja

6
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, see Off-Road Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Skydiving
Off-Road Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts and then explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. On the next day, look for gifts at 12 Belize, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Mexico Rocks.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in May, San Pedro is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Mexico Rocks
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Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Spas

3
nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Ray Alley and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Aria Kat Art, get interesting insight from Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes an hour. May in Caye Caulker sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Placencia, Belize

Placencia ©
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Pumpkin Caye, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Placencia Fellowship, and then head off the coast to Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Placencia Municipal Pier and then see the interesting displays at Maya Center Mayan Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Placencia trip builder .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Placencia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Placencia, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Placencia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Maya Center Mayan Museum
Highlights from your plan
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Placencia Municipal Pier ©
Placencia Municipal Pier
Placencia Fellowship ©
Placencia Fellowship

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