15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula trip planner
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Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
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Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 2 nights
Drive
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Campeche
— 1 night
Drive
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bacalar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive

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Cancun — 1 night

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.
For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun journey website.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In March in Cancun, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will leave for Valladolid on the 11th (Sat).
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Valladolid — 3 nights

Sultana of the East

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.
Plan a trip to Valladolid easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Cancun to Valladolid by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cancun in March: high temperatures in Valladolid hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Merida.
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Merida — 2 nights

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.
Cenote noh mozon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mayapan Archaeological Zone and then get outside with Cenote noh mozon.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Merida trip planning site.

You can drive from Valladolid to Merida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Merida when traveling from Valladolid in March, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Campeche.
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Campeche — 1 night

Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Before you visit Campeche, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Merida to Campeche takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Campeche are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Calakmul on the 17th (Fri).
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Calakmul — 2 nights

You've now added Calakmul to your itinerary.

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Drive from Campeche to Calakmul in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bacalar.
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Bacalar — 3 nights

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Bacalar is known for nature, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids, explore the galleries of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar, and head outdoors with Estromatolitos.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bacalar road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Bacalar takes 4 hours. March in Bacalar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tulum.
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Tulum — 2 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bacalar to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Bacalar in March, plan for slightly colder days in Tulum, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to home.
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Highlights from your trip

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

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A trip to Yucatan Peninsula takes visitors to the southeastern section of Mexico, an area that housed the legendary Maya civilization before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Much of the region's population traces its origins back to this old culture, and in many of the smaller settlements residents continue to speak the Maya language in addition to Spanish. Yucatan Peninsula tourism thrives largely thanks to the popularity of Cancun, a modern resort town on the so-called "Mayan Riviera." Away from the white-sand coastline, this part of Mexico treats visitors to some of the finest examples of Mayan pyramids and temples, offering a glimpse into the continent's pre-Hispanic history.
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