46 days in Guatemala, Mexico & Belize Itinerary

46 days in Guatemala, Mexico & Belize Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Merida, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 7 nights
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Bacalar, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Chetumal, Mexico
— Few hours
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 4 nights
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Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
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El Remate, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Lanquin, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Coban, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Huehuetenango, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Chichicastenango, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
— 3 nights
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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
— 6 nights
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Panajachel, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, and then look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun tour itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Highlights from your plan
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas

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Merida, Mexico

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Mangroves of Dzinitun and Cenote Yokdzonot. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan and Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueologica de Izamal in Izamal (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, make a trip to Hacienda San Pedro Ochil, and explore the galleries of Nahualli Casa de los Artistas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Merida itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Cancun to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Cancun, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan
Zona Arqueologica de Izamal ©
Zona Arqueologica de Izamal

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mayan Beach and La Playa Xpuha. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ek Balam and Art Gallery Miniature. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Aktun Chen (in Akumal), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Playa del Carmen (Cenote Chaak Tun, Parque Los Fundadores, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, delve into the distant past at Las Pinturas, and look for gifts at La Llorona.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip builder site.

Traveling by shuttle from Merida to Tulum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or fly. While traveling from Merida, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

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Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks and then take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bacalar day trip planning app.

Take a bus from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in March, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Chetumal.

Things to do in Bacalar

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben ©
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe

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Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chetumal attractions planner.

Take a bus from Bacalar to Chetumal in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Chetumal are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Caye Caulker on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Chetumal

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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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.
Get outdoors at Shark Ray Alley and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Flower Gallery and The Gallery of San Pedro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caye Caulker: San Pedro (Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, Spas & Wellness, &more).

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Chetumal to Caye Caulker takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Chetumal, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Caye Caulker, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Parasailing & Paragliding
Spas & Wellness

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Baron Bliss Lighthouse and then get a new perspective on nature at St John's Cathedral. On the next day, stop by Caribbean Spice Belize, then stop by Moho Chocolate, then get insight into ancient worlds with Belize adventure hunters, and finally make a trip to The Belize Sign Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City road trip planning tool.

Ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Belize City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Remate.

Things to do in Belize City

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Belize adventure hunters ©
Belize adventure hunters
Baron Bliss Lighthouse ©
Baron Bliss Lighthouse
St John's Cathedral ©
St John's Cathedral

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El Remate, Guatemala

El Remate ©
On the 17th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Yaxha National Park. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Parque arqueologico uaxactun and then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Biotope Cahui.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read El Remate sightseeing planner.

Getting from Belize City to El Remate by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lanquin.

Things to do in El Remate

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yaxha National Park ©
Yaxha National Park
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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Lanquin, Guatemala

Lanquin ©
San Agustín Lanquín, often referred to simply as Lanquín, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas Las Marias. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Lanquin Caves.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lanquin trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from El Remate to Lanquin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lanquin are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Coban.

Things to do in Lanquin

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lanquin Caves ©
Lanquin Caves
Grutas Las Marias ©
Grutas Las Marias

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Coban, Guatemala

Coban ©

Imperial City

Located at the center of one of the country's primary coffee growing areas, the affluent city of Coban offerss a scattered few cultural attractions, a relaxed and welcoming vibe, and proximity to a wealth of natural highlights.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Orquigonia and then admire the natural beauty at Vivero Verapaz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Biotopo del Quetzal.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coban trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lanquin to Coban by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Lanquin in March, expect Coban to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Huehuetenango.

Things to do in Coban

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Orquigonia ©
Orquigonia
Biotopo del Quetzal ©
Biotopo del Quetzal

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Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Huehuetenango ©
Huehuetenango is a city and a municipality in the highlands of western Guatemala. On the 23rd (Fri), get great views at Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri and then ride a horse along Unicornio Azul.

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

You can drive from Coban to Huehuetenango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Coban in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Huehuetenango. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Huehuetenango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri ©
Mirador Juan Dieguez Olaverri

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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango ©

Chichi

Sitting in a scenic spot among towering mountains, Chichicastenango has a large indigenous population and displays its cultural heritage in a burst of color when hosting its long-established market.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Chichi Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Pascual Abaj.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chichicastenango holiday planner.

Getting from Huehuetenango to Chichicastenango by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huehuetenango in March, you will find days in Chichicastenango are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). You'll set off for Quetzaltenango on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pascual Abaj ©
Pascual Abaj
Chichi Cemetery
Chichi Cemetery

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Quetzaltenango ©
Named for the Quetzal bird--one of Guatemala's national symbols--Quetzaltenango once included the territories controlled by K'iche' Mayans, a pre-Columbian tribe eventually supplanted by Spanish conquistadores.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral del Espiritu Santo and La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santiaguito Volcano and Lxkik Maya Museum. The adventure continues: stop by Ketzali Accessories and contemplate the geological forces at Santa Maria Volcano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Quetzaltenango travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Chichicastenango to Quetzaltenango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for San Pedro La Laguna on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Quetzaltenango

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santiaguito Volcano ©
Santiaguito Volcano
Catedral del Espiritu Santo ©
Catedral del Espiritu Santo
La Ermita de la Concepcion (La Conquistadora) ©

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna ©
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colonial Church and Indian Nose. Visiting Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo and Volcan San Pedro will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Pedro La Laguna: Volcan Atitlan (in San Lucas Toliman) and Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve (in San Marcos La Laguna). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter, look for gifts at Salud Para Vida The Health Food Store, and explore the galleries of Galeria Imox.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our San Pedro La Laguna tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Quetzaltenango to San Pedro La Laguna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quetzaltenango in March: highs in San Pedro La Laguna hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Panajachel on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church
Church of St Peter ©
Church of St Peter

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Panajachel, Guatemala

Panajachel ©
A little town with a thriving tourism industry, Panajachel sits on the northern shore of scenic Atitlan Lake, one of Guatemala's major vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Atitlan and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Panajachel road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from San Pedro La Laguna to Panajachel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Panajachel, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Antigua.

Things to do in Panajachel

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum ©
Hotel Posada de Don Rodrigo Museum

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Convento Santa Clara and La Recoleccion. Real Palacio and San Jose El Viejo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Antigua Cigars, take in nature's colorful creations at Caoba Farms, experience rural life at Valhalla Experimental Station, and stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antigua vacation planner.

Take a shuttle from Panajachel to Antigua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Antigua are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Caoba Farms ©
Caoba Farms
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
La Recoleccion ©
La Recoleccion

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