15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Delfines and National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and La Isla Shopping Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Ninos Heroes.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun tour builder tool .

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ek Balam and then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam.

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Traveling by car from Cancun to Ek Balam Village takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cancun in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ek Balam Village, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Mirador de Muna, examine the collection at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, delve into the distant past at Kabah, then take an in-depth tour of Choco Story, and finally delve into the distant past at Uxmal.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uxmal tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Uxmal takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ek Balam Village in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uxmal, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Kabah, Mirador de Muna
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mirador de Muna ©
Mirador de Muna
Kabah ©
Kabah

1
night
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mahahual tour builder website .

Drive from Uxmal to Mahahual in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mahahual are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry ©
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Beach and Gran Cenote. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Tulum to go to Coba and see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at MexicArte, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mahahual in January: highs in Tulum hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Cozumel

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palancar Reef and The Money Bar Beach Club. Get outdoors at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, take in the exciting artwork at Galo Art Studio, and get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner .

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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