17 days in Mexico City, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

17 days in Mexico City, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico City, Belize & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Orange Walk, Belize
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  2​h
4
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
5
Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
6
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
shuttle + ferry:  8​h
7
Livingston, Guatemala
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Santiago, Chile

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Anthropology and Palacio de Bellas Artes. When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an, approximately 13 hours away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Reforma.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip planning site .

Santiago, Chile to Mexico City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Santiago to Mexico City. March in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Secret Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with The Gallery of San Pedro, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can fly from Mexico City to San Pedro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Pedro: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Orange Walk.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

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 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve.

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Orange Walk is very close to San Pedro. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro to Orange Walk is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Orange Walk can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Orange Walk

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

1
night
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 14th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, and then identify plant and animal life at The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Caye Caulker tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Orange Walk to Caye Caulker takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Orange Walk to Caye Caulker is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orange Walk in March: highs in Caye Caulker hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

3
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Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Half Moon Caye National Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Belize Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Belize City online trip maker .

Traveling by ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Half Moon Caye National Monument
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Half Moon Caye National Monument ©
Half Moon Caye National Monument

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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Tikal.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tikal National Park trip planner .

Getting from Belize City to Tikal National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

1
night
Livingston, Guatemala

Livingston ©
The largely Garifuna town of Livingston sits at the mouth of a river flowing out into the sea.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Livingston trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tikal National Park to Livingston in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Livingston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingston

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Blanca ©
Playa Blanca
Seven Altars ©
Seven Altars

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