22 days in Guatemala, Mexico & Caye Caulker Itinerary

22 days in Guatemala, Mexico & Caye Caulker Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
— 2 nights
4
Antigua, Guatemala
— 3 nights
5
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 night
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Flores, Guatemala
— 2 nights
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
8
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 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: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

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Exeter, UK to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Cancun, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Guatemala City.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Kukulcan Plaza
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

2
nights
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Guatemala City ©
The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Museo Popol Vuh, examine the collection at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, then steep yourself in history at Palacio Nacional, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La Aurora Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Merced.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guatemala City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Guatemala City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cancun in May, expect Guatemala City to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santiago Atitlan.

Things to do in Guatemala City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Palacio Nacional ©
Palacio Nacional
La Aurora Zoo ©
La Aurora Zoo
La Merced ©
La Merced

2
nights
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

Santiago Atitlan ©
Santiago Atitlán is a municipality in the Sololá department of Guatemala. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Tzunun' Ya', then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Colonial Church, then examine the collection at Cojolya Museum and Store, and finally get impressive views of Lake Atitlan. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter, stop by Atitlan Women Weavers, then contemplate the geological forces at Volcan San Pedro, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Imox.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santiago Atitlan trip planner.

You can drive from Guatemala City to Santiago Atitlan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Santiago Atitlan sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antigua.

Things to do in Santiago Atitlan

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Galeria Imox
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Lake Atitlan ©
Lake Atitlan
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Cojolya Museum and Store ©
Cojolya Museum and Store

3
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.
Antigua is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Volcán Pacaya, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced, make a trip to The Plaza Central Park, and look for gifts at Nim Po't Centro de Textiles Tradicionales.

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Getting from Santiago Atitlan to Antigua by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Antigua, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Antigua

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
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Volcán Pacaya ©
Volcán Pacaya
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

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.
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tikal National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Antigua to Tikal National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Flores.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get outside with Actún Can and then explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico Tayazal, then make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Islote Santa Barbara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Flores.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Flores travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tikal National Park to Flores in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Flores are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in Flores

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara ©
Museo del Islote Santa Barbara

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Caye Caulker side-trips: San Pedro (Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Split.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Caye Caulker trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flores to Caye Caulker. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Pedro
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:
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The Split ©
The Split
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza & Temple of the Bearded Man) and Playa del Carmen (Zipline, El Jaguar Dorado, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Sfer IK.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tulum trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Caye Caulker to Tulum in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Caye Caulker in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tulum, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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