18 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

18 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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18 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Holbox Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Paris

3
nights
Cancun

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 get in some beach time at Playa Langosta and Xcacel Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Puerto Morelos, about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Ninos Heroes.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cancun road trip tool .

Paris, France to Cancun is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Cancun reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

Before you visit Sian Ka'an, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Sian Ka'an. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mahahual.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mahahual sightseeing site .

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Mahahual with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenotes Sac Actun. Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Tulum to go to Akumal and see Aktun Chen, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tulum itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Mahahual to Tulum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mahahual in April; daily highs in Tulum reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Aktun Chen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Climbing Tours

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palancar Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Santa Rosa Wall, and experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip builder website .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

2
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Punta Mosquito. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yum Balam Reserve and Holbox Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Holbox Island day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cozumel to Holbox Island with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island

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