34 days in Guatemala, Belize, & Yucatan Peninsula

34 days in Guatemala, Belize, & Yucatan Peninsula

Sheri Marander

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Start: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bus:  3 h
1
Antigua, Guatemala
— 7 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h
3
Panajachel, Guatemala
— 4 nights
Ferry:  30 min
4
San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Ferry:  45 min
8
San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
9
Santa Catarina Palopo, Guatemala
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Foot + Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
10
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
San Ignacio, Belize
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  2 h
12
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
13
San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
14
Chetumal, Mexico
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
15
Bacalar, Mexico
— 6 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
16
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
17
Valladolid, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
18
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
19
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
20
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
21
Cozumel, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
22
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
23
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
24
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
25
Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize
— 1 day
Travel:  4 h 45 min
26
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
27
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Cancun, Mexico

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ninos De Guatemala as well as Arco de Santa Catalina. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Convento Santa Clara and Catedral de San Jose. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Iglesia Escuela de Cristo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Antigua trip builder app.

Guatemala City to Antigua is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chichicastenango.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Convento Santa Clara ©
Convento Santa Clara
Arco de Santa Catalina ©
Arco de Santa Catalina
Iglesia Escuela de Cristo ©
Iglesia Escuela de Cristo

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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Chichicastenango online tour planner.

You can take a shuttle from Antigua to Chichicastenango in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Chichicastenango when traveling from Antigua in November, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Panajachel on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Chichicastenango

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Lacustre de Atitlan and La Galeria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iximche and ChocoMuseo Panajachel. Take a break from Panajachel with a short trip to Solola Market in Solola, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Azul Maya, buy something for everyone on your list at Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Francis, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hotel Atitlan Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Panajachel trip itinerary website.

Getting from Chichicastenango to Panajachel by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Chichicastenango in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Panajachel, with lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Panajachel

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Solola Market
Highlights from your plan
La Galeria ©
La Galeria
Church of St Francis ©
Church of St Francis
Iximche ©
Iximche

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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

San Marcos La Laguna ©
San Marcos La Laguna is a village on the western shore of Lago Atitlán in the Sololá Department of Guatemala. On your second day here, stop by Xocolatl, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Marcos La Laguna trip itinerary planning app.

San Marcos La Laguna is just a short distance from Panajachel. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Panajachel in November since evenings lows in San Marcos La Laguna dip to 10°C. You will leave for San Pedro La Laguna on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Wildlife Spas Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve
Spas
Xocolatl ©
Xocolatl

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Atitlan Women Weavers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro.

Find out how to plan San Pedro La Laguna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from San Marcos La Laguna to San Pedro La Laguna in an hour. November in San Pedro La Laguna sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Indian Nose
Highlights from your plan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Church of St Peter ©
Church of St Peter
Indian Nose ©
Indian Nose

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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago Atitlan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Pedro La Laguna to Santiago Atitlan takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santiago Atitlan when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in November, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Santa Cruz Spanish School. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Manos Crucenas Artisan Store, then hike along El Pico de Cielo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tzantizotz Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz La Laguna online vacation planner.

You can drive from Santiago Atitlan to Santa Cruz La Laguna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santiago Atitlan in November since evenings lows in Santa Cruz La Laguna dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to San Juan la Laguna.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
El Pico de Cielo ©
El Pico de Cielo
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
Santa Cruz Spanish School
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store ©
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store

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San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala

San Juan la Laguna ©
San Juan La Laguna is a municipality on the southern shore of Lago de Atitlán, Sololá, Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Galeria Imox, then head outdoors with Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo, and then experience rural life at Cafe La Voz. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Lema Association and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Juan la Laguna tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Santa Cruz La Laguna to San Juan la Laguna in an hour. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in San Juan la Laguna can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Santa Catarina Palopo.

Things to do in San Juan la Laguna

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Parque Ecologico Chuiraxamolo
Highlights from your plan
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox
Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna ©
Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna
Cafe La Voz ©
Cafe La Voz

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Santa Catarina Palopo, Guatemala

Santa Catarina Palopo ©
Santa Catarina Palopó is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catarina Palopo Church.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Catarina Palopo vacation planner.

Santa Catarina Palopo is just a short distance from San Juan la Laguna. Traveling from San Juan la Laguna in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Santa Catarina Palopo, with lows around 17°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Santa Catarina Palopo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Catarina Palopo Church ©
Santa Catarina Palopo Church
Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo ©
Pintando Santa Catarina Palopo

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Santa Catarina Palopo to Tikal National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cerro Biotope Cahui
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Biotope Cahui ©
Cerro Biotope Cahui

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Ignacio trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Tikal National Park to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Spas

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 24th (Sun), head outdoors with Cavetubing5star, then center your mind and body at Yoga & Pilates, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Queen Street Baptist church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Caribbean Spice Belize and then stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Belize City trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to Belize City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for San Pedro.

Things to do in Belize City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Cavetubing5star ©
Cavetubing5star
Queen Street Baptist church ©
Queen Street Baptist church

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 26th (Tue), look for gifts at 12 Belize and then take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Belize City to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in San Pedro

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts
12 Belize ©
12 Belize

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Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chetumal itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Pedro to Chetumal. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Chetumal due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Chetumal are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Chetumal

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lake Bacalar will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Pyramid of the Masks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bacalar: Mahahual (Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Kinichna, get outside with Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bacalar planner.

You can drive from Chetumal to Bacalar in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Bacalar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Mahahual, Kinichna, Pyramid of the Masks, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Gran Cenote. Change things up with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, get outside with Ziggy Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tulum online journey planner.

Take a bus from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bacalar in December, you will find days in Tulum are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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Valladolid, Mexico

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Xkopek Parque Apicola, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Palomitas, then Head underground at Zazil Tunich, and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tulum to Valladolid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valladolid when traveling from Tulum in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Cenote Palomitas ©
Cenote Palomitas
Palacio Municipal ©
Palacio Municipal

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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.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza tour planner.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Chichen Itza takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Playa del Carmen on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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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 9th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Ambarte, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen travel route planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, expect Playa del Carmen to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Puerto Aventuras.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen ©
Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen
Ambarte ©
Ambarte

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Puerto Aventuras ©
Powdery white-sand beaches bring hoards of tourists to Puerto Aventuras, a small but modern settlement on Mexico's popular Riviera Maya.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach and then browse for treasures at Mexicarte.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Aventuras trip planner.

Puerto Aventuras is just a short distance from Playa del Carmen. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Aventuras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Akumal
Highlights from your plan
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Mexicarte ©
Mexicarte

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Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel ©
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.
San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel) and Galo Art Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Playa Chen Rio and Shark Diving. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef, view the masterpieces at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, and stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip maker.

Drive from Puerto Aventuras to Cozumel in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Playa Chen Rio ©
Playa Chen Rio
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
Shark Diving

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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.
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN and Guadalupe Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Norte and El Farito. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Isla Mujeres takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
El Farito ©
El Farito

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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.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Caracol and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

Drive from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Playa Chacmool ©
Playa Chacmool

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Secret Beach Belize and then explore the gorgeous colors at Mexico Rocks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro day trip planning website.

Fly from Cancun to San Pedro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to San Pedro. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks
Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize

Lighthouse Reef Atoll
Home to the iconic Great Blue Hole--a giant marine sinkhole--Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lighthouse Reef Atoll route planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Lighthouse Reef Atoll in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Lighthouse Reef Atoll can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Caye Caulker on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Nature Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then view the masterpieces at Aria Kat Art. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turneffe Reef.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lighthouse Reef Atoll to Caye Caulker. In December, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Aria Kat Art ©
Aria Kat Art

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the galleries of Aria Kat Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip itinerary maker app.

You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Shopping Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Red Flower Gallery ©
Red Flower Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aria Kat Art ©
Aria Kat Art

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