15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  21 h 30 min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Tulum
— 5 nights
4
Tulum
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: London

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Quinta Avenida as well as Palancar Reef. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Playa del Carmen to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palancar Reef
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Zaci as well as X'Canche Cenote. Change things up with these side-trips from Valladolid: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Cenote Ik kil & Chichen Itza). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena and make a trip to Palacio Municipal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Valladolid trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in February; daily highs in Valladolid reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. You'll set off for Tulum on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Village
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tulum Beach as well as Mayan Beach. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

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Traveling by car from Valladolid to Tulum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valladolid in February, with highs in Tulum at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Tulum

Tulum ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Azul as well as Two Eyes Cenote. On the 12th (Wed), Head underground at Two Eyes Cenote, kick back and relax at Akumal Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Azul.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tulum online route builder .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cenote Azul, Akumal Beach
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Two Eyes Cenote ©
Two Eyes Cenote
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Cenote Azul ©
Cenote Azul

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