15 days in Mexico, Belmopan & Caye Caulker Itinerary

15 days in Mexico, Belmopan & Caye Caulker Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico, Belmopan & Caye Caulker Itinerary

Start: Quito, Ecuador
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— Few hours
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  3​h
Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Belmopan, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Quito, Ecuador

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then stroll through Playa Norte.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres custom trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Quito, Ecuador to Isla Mujeres. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Quito in January, with highs in Isla Mujeres at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel and then take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Faro Celerain Eco Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve
Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel ©
Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Rio Secreto. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fatima Bay. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Xplor Park. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen itinerary maker.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. January in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Tulum.

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Fatima Bay
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Zipline
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Rio Secreto ©
Rio Secreto

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Akumal Beach and Xel-Ha. Step off the beaten path and head to Cenotes Dos Ojos and Mixik. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and Head underground at Grand Cenote.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Belmopan.

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Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cenotes Dos Ojos ©
Cenotes Dos Ojos

2
nights
Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©
Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at St Herman's Cave and then experience rural life at Lamanai Chocolate Company. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Blue Hole National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Belmopan vacation trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tulum to Belmopan. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in February: highs in Belmopan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belmopan

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Lamanai Chocolate Company
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Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
St Herman's Cave ©
St Herman's Cave

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, then hike along The Estuary, and then hit the tides with a taste of the best surfing spots. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Caye Caulker trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Belmopan to Caye Caulker by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Belmopan in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Caye Caulker, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

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