22 days in Yucatan Peninsula, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

22 days in Yucatan Peninsula, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
2
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
3
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
4
Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
5
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
6
San Ignacio, Belize
— 2 nights
7
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
8
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun journey planning app.

Pisa, Italy to Cancun is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Pisa to Cancun. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cancun when traveling from Pisa in July, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

1
night
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza travel site.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planning tool.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in July, with highs in Tulum at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Zipline

2
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.
On the 29th (Wed), partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm and then explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. In July in Cozumel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo, thenlook for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, and finally appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve and then learn more about the world around you at St John's Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Belize City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cozumel to Belize City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Belize City is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cozumel in July since evenings lows in Belize City dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), Head underground at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery, thencontemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and then admire the masterpieces at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belize City to San Ignacio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

3
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, look for gifts at 12 Belize, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Pedro trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antigua: Guatemala City (La Aurora Zoo, Iglesia Santo domingo, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, delve into the distant past at Convento de las Capuchinas, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, and explore the world behind art at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antigua day trip app.

Fly from San Pedro to Antigua in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In August, Antigua is a bit cooler than San Pedro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
Highlights from your plan
Casa Santo Domingo Museums ©
Casa Santo Domingo Museums
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo

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