16 days in Mexico & Belize City Itinerary

16 days in Mexico & Belize City Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
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Oaxaca, Mexico
— 3 nights
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive to Angel Albino Corzo International Airport, Fly to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport
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Belize City, Belize
— 3 nights
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Bacalar, Mexico
— 1 night
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Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Cancun, Mexico

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun day trip tool.

Denver, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Cancun, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in June, Cancun is much warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Oaxaca, Mexico

— 3 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, hike along Coyote Aventuras, see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oaxaca travel planning site.

You can fly from Cancun to Oaxaca in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

— 2 nights
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Latinos Club has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), walk around Parque, view the masterpieces at Arteria Chiapas, then examine the collection at Asociacion Cultural Na Bolom, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Latinos Club. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Cristobal Martir, then examine the collection at Templo de Santo Domingo, and then see the interesting displays at Steps in San Cristobal.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas trip planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Cristobal de las Casas, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks
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Belize City, Belize

— 3 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore Belize City's surroundings by going to The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia), Altun Ha (in Rock Stone Pond) and Blue Hole National Park (in Belmopan). On the 11th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Queen Street Baptist church, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for gifts at Moho Chocolate.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Belize City trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Cristobal de las Casas to Belize City. Traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Belize City, with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bacalar.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Bacalar, Mexico

— 1 night
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bacalar road trip planner.

You can drive from Belize City to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Belize City to Bacalar is 1 hour. June in Bacalar sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 14:
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Tulum, Mexico

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 15th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Xcaret and then look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum road trip app.

Traveling by shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bacalar in June, you will find days in Tulum are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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.

Belize travel guide

4.4
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.