29 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

29 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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29 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sian Ka'an
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bacalar
— 4 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cozumel
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Zurich

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and go for a walk through Av Kukulkan.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cancun route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cancun is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Cancun, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Zurich in May: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chichen Itza: Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama) and Homun (Cenote San Antonio & Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip site .

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Cancun, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chichen Itza, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Homun, Cenotes Cuzama, Dzibichaltun, Cenote Yokdzonot
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

2
nights
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sian Ka'an itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chichen Itza to Sian Ka'an. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

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

2
nights
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Calakmul Archaeological Zone and then examine the collection at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Calakmul and then stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Calakmul online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Calakmul with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Calakmul

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Calakmul, Calakmul Archaeological Zone
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Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul ©
Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul
Calakmul Archaeological Zone ©
Calakmul Archaeological Zone

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Dzibanche (in Chetumal), Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town) and Mahahual (Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bacalar online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Bacalar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Pyramid of the Masks, Dzibanche
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rivera's Kitchen Tulum as well as Climbing Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Tulum tour site .

Take a bus from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bacalar in May: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

6
nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, pick up some new knowledge with Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In May in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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