15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Katowice
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Calakmul
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Bacalar
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Katowice

3
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, adventure, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, and explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun day trip planning tool .

Katowice, Poland to Cancun is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Katowice in November, with highs in Cancun at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza online road trip planner .

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sian Ka'an trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chichen Itza to Sian Ka'an. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Parks Wildlife
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul and then explore the ancient world of Calakmul Archaeological Zone.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Calakmul holiday builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sian Ka'an to Calakmul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Estromatolitos and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bacalar travel route website .

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Bacalar takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner.

Take a bus from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bacalar in December, you will find days in Tulum are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner .

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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