16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
3
Mahahual
— 2 nights
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
5
Cancun
— 4 nights

3
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, head outdoors with Playa Azul, and admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio.

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Milan, Italy to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Milan in February; daily highs in Cozumel reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club ©
Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Mahahual

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.
On the 28th (Sun), stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, then catch some excitement at Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya, then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Mahahual Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in February, expect nights in Mahahual to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip planner.

Getting from Mahahual to Chichen Itza by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Chichen Itza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

4
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.
Bring the kids along to La Isla Shopping Village and Playa Delfines. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in March; daily highs in Cancun reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Zipline
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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