43 days in Mexico Itinerary

43 days in Mexico Itinerary

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43 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  26​h
1
Tulum
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Valladolid
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Homun
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Holbox Island
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Merida
— 10 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

12
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.
Visit Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Zona Arqueologica de Muyil for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Chikin Ha, Cenote Chaak Tun, & more), Xpu-ha Beach (in Puerto Aventuras) and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park (in Cozumel). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa Xpuha, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tulum, use our trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Tulum is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tulum is minus 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Tulum at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, Zona Arqueologica de Muyil, La Playa Xpuha, Xpu-ha Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

10
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ek Balam and Casa de los Venados. Get some historical perspective at Ek Balam and Yaxuna. Get out of town with these interesting Valladolid side-trips: Santuario de los Santos Reyes (in Tizimin), Iglesia de San Jose (in Espita) and Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Las Monjas, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, explore the ancient world of Nohoch Mul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Candelaria, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Valladolid tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Valladolid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Homun.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Temozon, Ek Balam, Yaxuna
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Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku

3
nights
Homun

Homun ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de Eknakan and Parque Estatal Lagunas de Yalahau.

Plan my day in Homun using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Valladolid to Homun in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Homun when traveling from Valladolid in December, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Homun

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cuzama
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Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes
Iglesia de Eknakan ©
Iglesia de Eknakan
Cenote San Antonio ©
Cenote San Antonio

5
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Mosquito and El Corchal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Holbox Island holiday planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Homun to Holbox Island. Traveling from Homun in December, expect nights in Holbox Island to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Holbox Island

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

10
nights
Merida

Merida ©
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.
Uxmal and Convento de San Antonio de Padua are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Progreso Beach and Celestun for some beach relaxation. Explore Merida's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok (in Maxcanu), Zona Arqueologica Xcalumkin (in Hecelchakan) and Izamal Ruins (in Izamal). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Merida Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Mayapan Mayan Ruins, step off the mainland to explore Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo), and examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Merida day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Merida with the Route module. Traveling from Holbox Island in December, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Izamal, Zona Arqueologica Xcalumkin, Uxmal, Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo), Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua

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