37 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

37 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly to Mundo Maya International Airport, Drive to Tikal National Park
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
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Belmopan, Belize
— 4 nights
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Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel, Mexico
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Fishing Charters & Tours. Relax by the water at Playa del Amor and Chileno Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the exhibits of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, and go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in November: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

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Mexico City, Mexico

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park journey maker app.

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Tikal National Park with the Route module. You will leave for Belmopan on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

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Belmopan, Belize

Garden City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Blue Hole National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Art Box. Belize Arts & Crafts Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belmopan: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Creek art walter castillo home art gallery (in San Ignacio). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Head underground at Barton Creek Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belmopan journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Tikal National Park to Belmopan takes 3 hours. November in Belmopan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

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Hopkins, Belize

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): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Lola Art Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve, and then stop by Garimaya Gift Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hopkins online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Belmopan to Hopkins in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. December in Hopkins sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from San Pedro with a short trip to The Estuary of Caye Caulker in Caye Caulker, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Hopkins to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:

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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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Playa Tortugas will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Guadalupe Chapel & Punta Sur). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cancun trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Cancun takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

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Tulum, Mexico

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chichen Itza and Temple of the Bearded Man. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Playa del Carmen), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and The Ossuary (in Chichen Itza). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, head outdoors with Samula Cenote, admire the striking features of Sfer IK, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum travel route builder.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Columbia Reef. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club, see the vivid underwater world at Chankanaab Reef, head outdoors with The Cabana Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Cozumel sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Guatemala travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Volcanos · Ruins
Land of Eternal Spring
Offering a chance to discover a rich history, remarkable landscapes, and a vibrant culture, a holiday in Guatemala remains a great choice for a wide range of travelers. The heart of the Maya civilization, Guatemala boasts stunning ancient ruins and traditional villages that blend with the Spanish heritage of the colonial-era and its stately cathedrals and town halls. While the cities boast splendid architecture and cultural heritage, they make up a small percentage of the mountainous Guatemalan landscape. Adventurous travelers and nature lovers will have plenty of things to do in Guatemala, from boating on the rushing rivers and scenic lakes, to exploring caves, picturesque beaches, and lush national parks.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.