30 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

30 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Itinerary

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Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10 h
1
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 30 min
3
Antigua, Guatemala
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
San Pedro, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
7
Belmopan, Belize
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Newark, United States

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Puerto Vallarta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 10- hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in January: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 80°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 69°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Antigua.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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.
Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Catedral Metropolitana, La Aurora Zoo, &more). And it doesn't end there: get impressive views of Volcan de Agua, explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas, make a trip to Cerro de la Cruz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de La Merced.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antigua day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Antigua takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in January, Antigua is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Guatemala City
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Volcan de Agua ©
Volcan de Agua
Convento de las Capuchinas ©
Convento de las Capuchinas

4
nights
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, try out the rides at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Antigua to Cozumel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Antigua in January, Cozumel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (LassaH Ethnic Design Made with Love, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more) and Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man, Chichen Itza, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan trip to Playa del Carmen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Chichen Itza
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

4
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
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 gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Pedro tour itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. January in San Pedro sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ambergris Caye, The Estuary of Caye Caulker
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Skydiving
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belmopan side-trips: Green Iguana Conservation Project (in San Ignacio), The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and The Orange Gallery (in Unitedville). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal, explore the ancient world of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and explore the striking landscape of Blue Hole National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Belmopan vacation app.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Belmopan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Belmopan, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belmopan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo, San Ignacio, The Belize Zoo, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins ©
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

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