16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mahahual
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Milan

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, head outdoors with Playa Azul, and admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio.

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Milan, Italy to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Milan in February; daily highs in Cozumel reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Paradise Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayan Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tulum tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. In February in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 28th (Sun), stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, thencatch some excitement at Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya, thenkick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Mahahual Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in February, expect nights in Mahahual to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, thenexplore the ancient world of Las Monjas, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip builder website.

You can drive from Mahahual to Chichen Itza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Mahahual in March, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to La Isla Shopping Village and Playa Tortugas. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cancun trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in March; daily highs in Cancun reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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