22 days in Guatemala, Mexico & Caye Caulker Itinerary

22 days in Guatemala, Mexico & Caye Caulker Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
2
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
3
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 4 nights
4
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
5
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
— 2 nights
6
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
— 1 night
7
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights

3
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

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Exeter, UK to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Chichen Itza, &more) and Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tulum travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Caye Caulker: San Pedro (Belizean Arts, 12 Belize, &more). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker and take in the exciting artwork at Red Flower Gallery.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Caye Caulker trip builder app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Tulum to Caye Caulker in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Caye Caulker is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in May since evenings lows in Caye Caulker dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

San Pedro
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

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.
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You can do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus from Caye Caulker to Tikal National Park in 11 hours. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to San Lucas Toliman.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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2
nights
San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala

San Lucas Toliman ©
San Lucas Tolimán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Ceramica Multicolor, make a trip to San Antonio Palopo, and then get impressive views of Lake Atitlan. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Toliman and then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Atitlan.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Lucas Toliman trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tikal National Park to San Lucas Toliman. In May, daily temperatures in San Lucas Toliman can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Pedro La Laguna.

Things to do in San Lucas Toliman

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Atitlan, Ceramica Multicolor
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan Atitlan ©
Volcan Atitlan
Volcano Toliman ©
Volcano Toliman

1
night
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

San Pedro La Laguna ©
Sitting at the base of the volcano of the same name, San Pedro La Laguna has a particularly lively and international atmosphere, attracting tourists from across the world with its lakeside and volcanic scenery, nightlife, and wealth of budget accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Tzunun' Ya', look for gifts at Atitlan Women Weavers, get impressive views of Volcan San Pedro, then browse the exhibits of Galeria Imox, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catolica de San Juan La Laguna.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Pedro La Laguna itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Lucas Toliman to San Pedro La Laguna takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Lucas Toliman in May, San Pedro La Laguna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Antigua.

Things to do in San Pedro La Laguna

Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

San Juan la Laguna
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Tzunun' Ya' ©
Tzunun' Ya'
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Galeria Imox ©
Galeria Imox

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antigua: Guatemala City (National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, La Aurora Zoo, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, stop by Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales, don't miss a visit to San Jose El Viejo, and admire the masterpieces at Casa Santo Domingo Museums.

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You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from San Pedro La Laguna to Antigua in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antigua when traveling from San Pedro La Laguna in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antigua

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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