15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Drive:  2 h
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Bacalar
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rio Lagartos
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 45 min
5
Holbox Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  4 h
6
Puerto Morelos
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
7
Cancun
— Few hours
End: Cancun

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.
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum driving holiday app .

Cancun to Tulum is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

3
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cocalitos and then take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bacalar day trip tool .

You can take a bus from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Tulum in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Bacalar, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. You will leave for Valladolid on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Bacalar

Museums
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Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe
Cocalitos ©
Cocalitos

3
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.
Explore Valladolid's surroundings by going to Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Ek Balam (in Temozon) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci, make a trip to Palacio Municipal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid trip planner.

Getting from Bacalar to Valladolid by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Valladolid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Ek Balam
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

1
night
Rio Lagartos

On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio Lagartos trip website .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Rio Lagartos takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Photography Tours

3
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Attractions like Punta Mosquito and Punta Coco Beach make great kid-friendly stops.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Holbox Island journey builder.

Explore your travel options from Rio Lagartos to Holbox Island with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Holbox Island

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

2
nights
Puerto Morelos

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo, don't miss a visit to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, stroll through National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, and then look for gifts at Super Casa Martin.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Morelos trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Puerto Morelos. In July in Puerto Morelos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cancun.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Zipline
Croco Cun Zoo ©
Croco Cun Zoo
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©

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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cancun trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Puerto Morelos to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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