11 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

11 days in Mexico & Central America Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
3
Chetumal, Mexico
— Few hours
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Caye Caulker, Belize
— 3 nights
5
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to see Playa Norte about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, don't miss a visit to Av Kukulkan, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cancun day trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Akumal Beach and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum Archaeological Site, Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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hours
Chetumal, Mexico

Chetumal
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chetumal trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Chetumal takes 4 hours. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Chetumal, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Caye Caulker on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Chetumal

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

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 wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at The Split, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, view the masterpieces at Red Flower Gallery, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Caye Caulker online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chetumal to Caye Caulker. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chetumal in January, you will find days in Caye Caulker are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Belize City.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Split ©
The Split
Red Flower Gallery ©
Red Flower Gallery

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Diamonds International.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Belize City trip itinerary tool.

You can ride a ferry from Caye Caulker to Belize City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Belize City sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Shopping
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Diamonds International ©
Diamonds International
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

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