23 days in Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

23 days in Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 1 night
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Belize City, Belize
— 7 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
— 3 nights

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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.
Visit Playa Caracol and Playa Marlin for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Zipline. Step out of Cancun to go to Isla Mujeres and see Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Xcacel Beach and steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun planning tool.

Valletta, Malta to Cancun is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Valletta to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in May; daily highs in Cancun reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Zipline
Playa Marlin ©
Playa Marlin

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): browse the different shops at Plaza Las Americas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa Xpuha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chikin Ha, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Playa Xpuha, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Skydiving
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Chikin Ha ©
Chikin Ha

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sfer IK.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Belize City.

Things to do in Tulum

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Tulum Underwater ©
Tulum Underwater
Cenote Car Wash ©
Cenote Car Wash
Vientos Sailing Tulum Tours ©
Vientos Sailing Tulum Tours

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Ray Alley and Vital Nature and Maya Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Blue Hole National Park and H2o-Tierra Ltd.. Change things up with these side-trips from Belize City: Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker & Red Flower Gallery), Garden Oasis Day Spa (in Belmopan) and Belize True Adventures (in Armenia). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at The Belize Zoo, see the world from above with Astrum Helicopters, explore and take pictures at Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, and examine the collection at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Belize City route planner.

Traveling by bus from Tulum to Belize City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Belize City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tulum in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Belize City, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Belmopan, Shark Ray Alley, Belize True Adventures, The Belize Zoo
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
H2o-Tierra Ltd. ©
H2o-Tierra Ltd.

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Little French Key and West Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Bodden Tours and Tabyana Beach. There's still lots to do: get outside with Mahogany Bay, stroll through Grand Roatan Beach Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at Caribbean Fish Therapy, and look for gifts at The Roatan Chocolate Factory.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Roatan online journey maker.

You can fly from Belize City to Roatan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Providenciales.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Little French Key ©
Little French Key
Bodden Tours ©
Bodden Tours
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales ©
The most commercialized part of the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales remains the islands' tourism heaven, boasting many resorts, hotel chains, and condominiums.
Get outdoors at Grace Bay Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll get in some beach time at Taylor Bay Beach and Long Bay Beach. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Little Water Cay, steep yourself in history at Cheshire Hall Plantation, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Gardens Reef, and stroll through Smith's Reef.

Plan a Providenciales trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Roatan to Providenciales. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roatan to Providenciales. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Providenciales

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Smith's Reef
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Grace Bay Beach ©
Grace Bay Beach
Long Bay Beach ©
Long Bay Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

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