18 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

18 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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18 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Paris
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  16 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 45 min
6
Holbox Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Paris

4
nights
Cozumel

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Paso del Cedral Reef and Paradise (Paraiso) Reef. Get in touch with nature at Playa de San Martin and Playa Chen Rio. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef, head outdoors with Chucho Underwater, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and visit Felipe Xicotencatl Shipwreck.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Cozumel is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Cozumel at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Playa Chen Rio ©
Playa Chen Rio
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Las Pinturas. Visiting Climbing Tours and Xpu-ha Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Tulum to go to Playa del Carmen and see Skydiving, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tulum online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Xpu-ha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): catch some excitement at Mayahual Golf Carts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at Diamonds International.

Discover how to plan a Mahahual trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Mahahual

Fun & Games Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Diamonds International
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Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya
Spas

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village
On the 2nd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Ek Balam and then explore the striking landscape at X'Canche Cenote.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ek Balam Village travel route planner.

Getting from Mahahual to Ek Balam Village by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Mahahual in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Ek Balam Village. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Beach and Shark Diving. Visit PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN and Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Farito, make a trip to El Malecon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and sample the tasty concoctions at Isla Brewing Company.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Ek Balam Village to Isla Mujeres with the Route module. In March, Isla Mujeres is slightly colder than Ek Balam Village - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Shark Beach ©
Shark Beach
El Farito ©
El Farito

3
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
On the 6th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Punta Mosquito, then stroll through Refugio Holbox, and finally explore the galleries of La Choza de Fito. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Holbox Island and then stroll through Yum Balam Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island. In March in Holbox Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island
Spas
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop ©
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop

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