12 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Valladolid
— 2 nights
2
Rio Lagartos
— Few hours
3
Chichen Itza
— Few hours
4
Bacalar
— 2 nights
5
Tulum
— 2 nights
6
Isla Mujeres
— 1 day
7
Cancun
— 3 nights

2
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Maya Park, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xux Ha, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Suytun Cenote, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Valladolid journey planner.

Seattle, USA to Valladolid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Valladolid is 3 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in February: high temperatures in Valladolid hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cenote Samula ©
Cenote Samula
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena ©
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena
Cenote Maya Park ©
Cenote Maya Park

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rio Lagartos tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Rio Lagartos takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
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Drive from Rio Lagartos to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. February in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will leave for Bacalar on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): go for a walk through El Malecon de Chetumal. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben and then choose your vessel at Veleando Ando Bacalar.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bacalar online vacation planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Bacalar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bacalar when traveling from Chichen Itza in February, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Adventure Transportation

Side Trips

El Malecon de Chetumal, Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben
Highlights from your plan
El Malecon de Chetumal ©
El Malecon de Chetumal
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben ©
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben
Veleando Ando Bacalar ©
Veleando Ando Bacalar

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Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, thenstroll through Mayan Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and then head outdoors with Ziggy Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip tool.

Take a shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bacalar, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals
Highlights from your plan
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Ziggy Beach ©
Ziggy Beach

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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Captain Dulche's Museum, thenkick back and relax at Playa Lancheros, thenget the lay of the land with Isla Mujeres Trips, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Lancheros ©
Playa Lancheros
Isla Mujeres Trips ©
Isla Mujeres Trips
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ©
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN

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Cancun

Cancun ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Cristo Rey, thenexamine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and then see the vivid underwater world at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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You can ride a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Cancun, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Highlights from your plan
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

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