21 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

21 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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21 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mahahual
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: London

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and try out the rides at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel sightseeing tool.

London, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Cozumel reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park ©
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park
Spas

6
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.
Kids will enjoy La Playa Xpuha and Paradise Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more), Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Xpu-ha Beach (in Puerto Aventuras). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulum Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Xpu-ha Beach, La Playa Xpuha, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahahual Beach, and then stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and then experience the excitement of Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mahahual trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tulum to Mahahual by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach
Spas

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
On the 30th (Mon), get outside with Mirador de Muna, see the interesting displays at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, delve into the distant past at Kabah, then take an in-depth tour of Choco Story uxmal, and finally explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uxmal trip maker app.

Drive from Mahahual to Uxmal in 5 hours. In March in Uxmal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirador de Muna, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Kabah
Highlights from your plan
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Choco Story uxmal ©
Choco Story uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village
On the 31st (Tue), explore the striking landscape at X'Canche Cenote and then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ek Balam Village online vacation builder.

You can drive from Uxmal to Ek Balam Village in 3 hours. Traveling from Uxmal in March, Ek Balam Village is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Cancun.

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

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Delfines and Spas. Visit Punta Sur and El Rey Archaeological Zone for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (Tortugranja, Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, &more) and Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, get in on the family fun at Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret, have some family-friendly fun at La Gran Rueda Cancun, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cancun trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Ek Balam Village to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ek Balam Village in March, with highs in Cancun at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Croco Cun Zoo ©
Croco Cun Zoo
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Spas

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