15 days in Chichen Itza, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

15 days in Chichen Itza, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

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15 days in Chichen Itza, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fly:  25​h
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  2​h
Orange Walk, Belize
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cayo, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

1
night
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): delve into the distant past at El Castillo, contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Chichen Itza is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Chichen Itza. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in May, with highs in Chichen Itza at 39°C and lows at 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Belize City.

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El Castillo ©
El Castillo
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 9th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River and then delve into the distant past at Altun Ha Ruins.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Belize City trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Chichen Itza to Belize City with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Chichen Itza to Belize City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chichen Itza in May, plan for little chillier days in Belize City, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Altun Ha
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Zipline
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River ©
Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, then hike along The Estuary of Caye Caulker, and finally stop by Osprey Silver Jewelry & Boutique.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker online trip planner .

Getting from Belize City to Caye Caulker by ferry takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Caye Caulker are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Orange Walk.

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The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker
The Split ©
The Split

1
night
Orange Walk, Belize

Orange Walk ©
An agricultural town that has become an economic hub, Orange Walk sits in a privileged position among ecologically diverse landscape, fertile fields, and historical ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Walk tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Caye Caulker to Orange Walk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and bus. Traveling from Caye Caulker to Orange Walk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Orange Walk are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Orange Walk

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Shark Ray Alley. Explore hidden gems such as Kitexplorer San Pedro and 12 Belize. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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San Pedro is very close to Orange Walk. Traveling from Orange Walk to San Pedro, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in San Pedro

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Shark Ray Alley
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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 16th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Tikal.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tikal National Park route planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Tikal National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cayo.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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Tikal ©
Tikal

2
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Get a sense of the local culture at Caracol and Sak Tunich Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Green Iguana Conservation Project and MayaWalk Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave and take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Cayo trip planner .

Getting from Tikal National Park to Cayo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo

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Caracol ©
Caracol
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours

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