58 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

58 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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58 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

Start: Sibiu, Romania
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h
2
San Ignacio, Belize
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 7 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Cancun, Mexico
— 7 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
10
Bacalar, Mexico
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
11
Tulum, Mexico
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Cozumel, Mexico
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sibiu, Romania

4
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Caye Caulker side-trips: Belize City (Museum of Belize, River Rafting & Tubing, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Ray Alley, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, shop like a local with Aria Kat Art, and kick back and relax at The Split.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip itinerary planner .

Sibiu, Romania to Caye Caulker is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sibiu in August: highs in Caye Caulker hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Belize City, Shark Ray Alley
Highlights from your plan
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
The Split ©
The Split
River Rafting & Tubing

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Ignacio: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia), Belmopan (Crystal Cave, Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Adventure Company, & more) and Rio On Pools (in Augustine). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Actun Tunichil Muknal, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Iguana Conservation Project, view the masterpieces at Sak Tunich Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Creek art walter castillo home art gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Ignacio online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Caye Caulker to San Ignacio takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, San Antonio, The Belize Zoo, Rio On Pools
Highlights from your plan
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

1
night
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Centro de Conservacion e Investigaction and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tikal.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from San Ignacio to Tikal National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal

7
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.
Family-friendly places like La Aurora Zoo and Mundo Petapa Irtra will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Antigua side-trips: Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, La Merced, & more), Fuego Volcano (in Alotenango) and Iximche (in Panajachel). There's much more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, explore the ancient world of Arco de Santa Catalina, get engrossed in the history at Casa Santo Domingo Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Antigua trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tikal National Park to Antigua in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Antigua, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Cruz La Laguna.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Guatemala City, Iximche, Fuego Volcano
Highlights from your plan
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
Mundo Petapa Irtra ©
Mundo Petapa Irtra
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya

1
night
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Santa Cruz La Laguna ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along El Pico de Cielo, then gain insight at Santa Cruz Spanish School, and then stop by Manos Crucenas Artisan Store.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz La Laguna travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antigua to Santa Cruz La Laguna in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Marcos La Laguna.

Things to do in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store ©
Manos Crucenas Artisan Store
Santa Cruz Spanish School ©
Santa Cruz Spanish School

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Aj Toooneel Ixoq, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox, and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Indian Nose, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna, and then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Marcos La Laguna online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Santa Cruz La Laguna to San Marcos La Laguna in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in San Marcos La Laguna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna
Highlights from your plan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox
Cerro Tzankujil  Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

1
night
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and then explore the activities along Lake Atitlan.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago Atitlan day trip planning tool .

Drive from San Marcos La Laguna to Santiago Atitlan in 1.5 hours. In September in Santiago Atitlan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to San Lucas Toliman.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Atitlan
Highlights from your plan
Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store
Colonial Church ©
Colonial Church

2
nights
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Atitlan and then don't miss a visit to The Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to San Antonio Palopo and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Toliman.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Lucas Toliman vacation maker .

San Lucas Toliman is just a short distance from Santiago Atitlan. In September, daytime highs in San Lucas Toliman are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio Palopo
Highlights from your plan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Volcano Toliman ©
Volcano Toliman
San Antonio Palopo ©
San Antonio Palopo

7
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.
Family-friendly places like La Isla Shopping Village and El Parque de las Palapas will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte) and Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa Delfines, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Lucas Toliman to Cancun. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Lucas Toliman in September, with highs in Cancun at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo, Kukulcan Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

6
nights
Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Bring the kids along to Maya Chan Beach and Maya, Lost Mayan Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Bacalar side-trips: Chetumal (Dzibanche & Kohunlich) and Mahahual (Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks, get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bacalar trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cancun to Bacalar. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mahahual, Chetumal, Pyramid of the Masks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Xcaret Park and Mayan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Playa del Carmen (Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bacalar, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

8
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Palancar and Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef, and get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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