22 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

22 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tulum
— 4 nights
2
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
3
Merida
— 5 nights
4
Valladolid
— 2 nights
5
Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and Balam Art On Feathers. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Coba to see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, browse the exhibits of Art Gallery Miniature, look for gifts at LassaH Ethnic Design Made with Love, and explore the fascinating underground world of Two Eyes Cenote.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Tulum is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get much warmer in Tulum: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chichen Itza and Temple of the Bearded Man. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of the Big Tables and Yaxuna. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil and delve into the distant past at The Ossuary.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in March, expect Chichen Itza to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica de Ake, Templos de la Ruta Puuk, Yaxuna
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Uxmal and Dzibilchaltún. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mayapan Archaeological Zone and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Mirador Charcas de Sisal (in Sisal), Choco Story uxmal (in Uxmal) and Hacienda Chunchucmil (in Celestun). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Kabah, steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Anacronia Antiguedades, and walk around Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario).

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You can drive from Chichen Itza to Merida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Merida. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Uxmal, Yucatan, Mirador Charcas de Sisal, Hacienda Chunchucmil
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ek Balam and Ek Balam. Get some cultural insight at Casa de los Venados and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Servasio, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Zaci, and examine the collection at Cenote Hubiku.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valladolid trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Valladolid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Temozon, Ek Balam
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

6
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Zipline will thrill your kids. You'll get in some beach time at La Playa Xpuha and Riviera Maya. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Casa Tzutuhil, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Valladolid to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valladolid in March, with highs in Playa del Carmen at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

La Playa Xpuha
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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