37 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

37 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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37 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
3
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Belmopan, Belize
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
6
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Cozumel, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Church of Saint Luke and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Playa del Amor and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, cast your line with a fishing tour, and go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Shark Diving
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, walk around Bosque de Chapultepec, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Mexico City holiday planning tool .

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, expect nights in Mexico City to be colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tikal.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tikal National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Tikal National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tikal ©
Tikal

4
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.
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Xunantunich Mayan Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Blue Hole National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belmopan: Creek art walter castillo home art gallery (in San Ignacio) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Barton Creek Cave and look for gifts at Art Box Belize Arts & Crafts Center.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belmopan vacation planning site .

You can drive from Tikal National Park to Belmopan in 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Belmopan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Creek art walter castillo home art gallery, The Belize Zoo
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

2
nights
Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, and then look for gifts at Garimaya Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hopkins online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Belmopan to Hopkins takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hopkins are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, Lola Art Studio
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Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Escape the urban bustle at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Step out of San Pedro with an excursion to The Estuary of Caye Caulker in Caye Caulker--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, explore the gorgeous colors at Mexico Rocks, stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., and browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hopkins to San Pedro by combination of car and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a shuttle. December in San Pedro sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, The Estuary of Caye Caulker
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Punta Sur and El Rey Archaeological Zone. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Delfines and La Isla Shopping Village. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Guadalupe Chapel). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cancun driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Pedro to Cancun in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Tulum Archaeological Site and Temple of the Bearded Man are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Playa del Carmen), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza & The Ossuary). The adventure continues: stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Sfer IK, head outdoors with Samula Cenote, and view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum vacation tool .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Akumal Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

5
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Wall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Palancar and The Cabana Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chankanaab Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, explore the striking landscape at Columbia Reef, and play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef

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