12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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12 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  14 h 30 min
1
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Mahahual
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Xcalak
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Bacalar
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Chetumal
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Isla Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, meet the residents at Tortugranja, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon.

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Manchester, UK to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Isla Mujeres, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Isla Mujeres hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tulum.

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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and finally look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tulum visit website .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Tulum sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Climbing Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mahahual Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Costa Maya Port, and then experience the excitement of Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mahahual online tour planner .

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in March, you will find days in Mahahual are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Xcalak.

Things to do in Mahahual

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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
Xcalak

Xcalak is a village of 375 inhabitants in the municipality of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Xcalak attractions site .

Drive from Mahahual to Xcalak in 1.5 hours. In March in Xcalak, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Xcalak

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cocalitos and then get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bacalar trip maker.

You can drive from Xcalak to Bacalar in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chetumal.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe

2
nights
Chetumal

Chetumal ©
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at El Malecon de Chetumal and then examine the collection at Museum de la cultura maya.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chetumal online holiday maker .

You can drive from Bacalar to Chetumal in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chetumal

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El Malecon de Chetumal ©
El Malecon de Chetumal
Museum de la cultura maya ©
Museum de la cultura maya

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