26 days in Mexico Itinerary

26 days in Mexico Itinerary

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26 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ek Balam Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Valladolid
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Izamal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Celestun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Campeche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Chichen Itza
— 4 nights
10
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and go for a walk through Av Kukulkan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cancun road trip planning app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Cancun due to the time zone difference. February in Cancun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trip

Playa Norte
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

2
nights
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de los Santos Reyes, explore the ancient world of Ek Balam, and then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at X'Canche Cenote and then browse the exhibits of Cenote Hubiku.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ek Balam Village trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Ek Balam Village takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cancun in February; daily highs in Ek Balam Village reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Temozon, Santuario de los Santos Reyes
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal, explore the activities along Cenote Samula, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Saamal, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Zaci, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Servasio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Valladolid online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Valladolid takes an hour. In February in Valladolid, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Izamal.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Zaci ©
Cenote Zaci
Cenote Samula ©
Cenote Samula
Catedral de San Servasio ©
Catedral de San Servasio

3
nights
Izamal

Izamal ©
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. On the 19th (Wed), Head underground at Homun Cenotes and then explore the ancient world of Izamal Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo and then Head underground at Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Izamal trip planner.

Drive from Valladolid to Izamal in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Valladolid in February since evenings lows in Izamal dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Izamal

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Homun
Highlights from your plan
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes
Izamal  Ruins ©
Izamal Ruins
Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo ©
Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo

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.
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, then sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida, then delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Celestun.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Merida trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Merida is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Celestun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Celestun ©
Celestun
Posheria Merida ©
Posheria Merida

2
nights
Celestun

Celestun ©
Celestún is a town in Yucatán, Mexico. On the 23rd (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Mangroves of Dzinitun, stroll through Celestun Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the activities along Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve. On your second day here, make a trip to Hacienda Chunchucmil, stroll through Jaltun Parque Recreativo, and then get outside with Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Celestun tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Merida to Celestun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Celestun

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun
Hacienda Chunchucmil ©
Hacienda Chunchucmil

2
nights
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zona Arquelogica Edzna. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Campeche, take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural "El Palacio" (Museo de Fortificaciones, Comercio y Navegación), then take a stroll through Centro Historico de San Francisco de Campeche, and finally contemplate the long history of Puerta de Tierra. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Campeche Waterfront Promenade, make a trip to Casa No. 6, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Campeche, and finally get impressive views of Volcan de los Murcielagos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Campeche trip planner .

You can drive from Celestun to Campeche in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Campeche can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Izamal.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Volcan de los Murcielagos
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Calcehtok, get engrossed in the history at Choco Story uxmal, then delve into the distant past at Kabah, and finally explore the ancient world of Uxmal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche, Head underground at Cenote Kankirixche, and then steep yourself in history at Hacienda Yaxcopoil.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uxmal trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Campeche to Uxmal in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Uxmal are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Uxmal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mucuyche, Kabah, Grutas de Calcehtok, Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Highlights from your plan
Grutas de Calcehtok ©
Grutas de Calcehtok
Kabah ©
Kabah
Cenote Kankirixche ©
Cenote Kankirixche

4
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.
Visiting Cenote Ik kil and Chinchorro Reef will get you outdoors. When in Chichen Itza, make a side trip to see Cenote Kax Ek in Tinum, approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, trek along Mayan Route (La Ruta Maya), tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestan Biosphere Reserve, and explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip planning website .

You can drive from Uxmal to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Uxmal in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Kax Ek, Xcajum, Cenote Yokdzonot
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

2
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
On the 4th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Yaxuna and then explore the ancient world of D'zitnupt Cenote.

Plan my Chichen Itza trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You will leave for Cancun on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

D'zitnupt Cenote, Yaxuna
Highlights from your plan
Yaxuna ©
Yaxuna

2
nights
Cancun

Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres), Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Spas (in Playa del Carmen).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Cancun is slightly colder than Chichen Itza - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Spas

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