8 days in Cancun, Caye Caulker & Placencia Itinerary

8 days in Cancun, Caye Caulker & Placencia Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
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Placencia, Belize
— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cancun online sightseeing planner.

Portland, USA to Cancun is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Cancun is 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Portland in November: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 83°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Cancun

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Av Kukulkan ©
Av Kukulkan

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, then don't miss a visit to Shark Ray Alley, and finally view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cancun to Caye Caulker takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Caye Caulker. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

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Placencia, Belize

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Placencia Fellowship, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and then explore the galleries of Lola Art Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Fly from Caye Caulker to Placencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Placencia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Spas

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