60 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

60 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

Casper, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Cancun, Mexico
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chetumal, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 12 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Antigua, Guatemala
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h
Flores, Guatemala
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 7 nights
ferry:  1​h
Belize City, Belize
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
Casper, United States

12
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur, Playa Norte, & more). Spend the 2nd (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, stroll through Playa Delfines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cancun journey maker website .

Casper, USA to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Casper to Cancun, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Casper in December, expect Cancun to be much warmer, temps between 81°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Kukulcan Plaza
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
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Punta Sur

5
days
Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal ©
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chetumal: Bacalar (Lake Bacalar & Cocalitos) and Mahahual (Malecon, Maya Chan Beach, & more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks, get outside with Mayan World Adventures, and look for gifts at Diamonds International.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cancun to Chetumal. When traveling from Cancun in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Chetumal, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chetumal

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mahahual, Bacalar, Pyramid of the Masks, Diamonds International
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks

11
days
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Playa Paraiso, & more), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cozumel). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Xcaret Eco Theme Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Los Fundadores.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip planner .

You can drive from Chetumal to Playa del Carmen in 4 hours. Traveling from Chetumal in December, you will find days in Playa del Carmen are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Akumal, Xel-Ha, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

7
days
Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua ©
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Antigua is known for historic sites, nature, classes, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and steep yourself in history at Church of San Francisco.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Playa del Carmen to Antigua in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Antigua, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Flores.

Things to do in Antigua

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

San Antonio Palopo
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Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

5
days
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
When in Flores, make a side trip to see Cerro Biotope Cahui in El Remate, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Actún Can, head outdoors with Actún Can, identify plant and animal life at Estacion Biologica Las Guacamayas, and don't miss a visit to Jorge's Rope Swing.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Flores road trip planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Antigua to Flores in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. You will leave for Caye Caulker on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Flores

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Actún Can, Cerro Biotope Cahui
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Petencito Zoo ©
Petencito Zoo
Catedral de Flores ©
Catedral de Flores
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

6
days
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.
Caye Caulker is known for adventure, beaches, nature, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at The Split, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery, and trek along The Estuary of Caye Caulker.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flores to Caye Caulker. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You will leave for Belize City on the 20th (Sun).

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The Split ©
The Split
Scuba & Snorkeling
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef

9
days
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Belize City side-trips: Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Lamanai Archaeological Reserve (in Orange Walk). On the 24th (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, visit a coastal fixture at Baron Bliss Lighthouse, explore the ancient world of Altun Ha Ruins, and snap pictures at Swing Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Belize City trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Caye Caulker to Belize City by ferry takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Belize City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Belize District, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, The Belize Zoo, Blue Hole National Park
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

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