19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
3
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
4
Bacalar
— 1 night
5
Calakmul
— 1 night
6
Merida
— 2 nights
7
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
8
Cancun
— 3 nights

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Cozumel is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in July since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tulum vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. August in Tulum sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Zipline

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sian Ka'an trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bacalar online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sian Ka'an to Bacalar. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Calakmul.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Calakmul online trip maker.

You can drive from Bacalar to Calakmul in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Calakmul

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calakmul
Highlights from your plan
Calakmul ©
Calakmul

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at Taller Maya and then make a trip to Ruta Puuc. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, thencontemplate the long history of Mayapan Archaeological Zone, and then contemplate the long history of Merida Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Merida online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Merida takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Merida are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

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.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza travel route planner.

You can drive from Merida to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

3
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cancun attractions planning website.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cancun are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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