16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  3 h
1
Holbox Island
— 5 nights
Travel:  4 h
2
Rio Lagartos
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Bacalar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Puerto Morelos
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

5
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, don't miss a visit to El Corchal, stroll through Yum Balam Reserve, and look for gifts at Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Holbox Island road trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Holbox Island is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. In July, Holbox Island is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Rio Lagartos on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Shopping Nature
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Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop ©
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop
Spas

few
hours
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio Lagartos trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Rio Lagartos. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Valladolid.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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2
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 Ik kil as well as Chichen Itza. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Valladolid sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rio Lagartos to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Valladolid can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Bacalar.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Family-friendly places like Maya Chan Beach and Mahahual Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Museum de la cultura maya (in Chetumal) and Costa Maya Port (in Mahahual). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe.

Make your Bacalar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Bacalar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bacalar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mahahual, Museum de la cultura maya
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
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.
When in Puerto Morelos, make a side trip to see Palancar Reef in Cozumel, approximately Cozumel away. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, don't miss a visit to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tequila Factory Cancun.

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

Getting from Bacalar to Puerto Morelos by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Bacalar in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Morelos: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palancar Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ojo de Agua Beach ©
Ojo de Agua Beach
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

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