47 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

47 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Tulum
— 15 nights
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Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
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Bacalar
— 4 nights
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 6 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 7 nights
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Cancun
— 9 nights
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Tulum

— 15 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Vidrio Soplado Mexicano, &more), EcoRanchoMayamar (in Akumal) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, get to know the fascinating history of Tulum Tower, Head underground at Cenote Taak Bi Ha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Tulum is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Tulum is minus 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sian Ka'an travel route builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Bacalar

— 4 nights
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Maya Chan Beach (in Mahahual), Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town) and Kinichna Zona Arqueologica (in Chetumal). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch, and get outside with Estromatolitos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bacalar trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sian Ka'an to Bacalar. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Calakmul

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Balamku Archaeological Zone and then stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Calakmul.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Calakmul trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bacalar to Calakmul in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Calakmul

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Merida

— 6 nights
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.
Explore Merida's surroundings by going to Uxmal (in Uxmal), Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Celestun (in Celestun) and Mirador de Muna (in Muna). The adventure continues: make a trip to Ruta Puuc, shop like a local with Galeria Tataya, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Kabah, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Merida trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Merida takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichen Itza

— 2 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 29th (Mon), delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, then see the vivid underwater world at Chinchorro Reef, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Merida to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Merida in November, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cozumel

— 7 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planning site.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in November since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Cancun

— 9 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte, Punta Sur, &more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, stroll through Playa Delfines, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cancun online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Cancun, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline
A trip to Yucatan Peninsula takes visitors to the southeastern section of Mexico, an area that housed the legendary Maya civilization before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Much of the region's population traces its origins back to this old culture, and in many of the smaller settlements residents continue to speak the Maya language in addition to Spanish. Yucatan Peninsula tourism thrives largely thanks to the popularity of Cancun, a modern resort town on the so-called "Mayan Riviera." Away from the white-sand coastline, this part of Mexico treats visitors to some of the finest examples of Mayan pyramids and temples, offering a glimpse into the continent's pre-Hispanic history.