16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Bacalar
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Chichen Itza
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Puerto Morelos
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Two Eyes Cenote. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tulum travel route planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Tulum is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect Tulum to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sian Ka'an road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Parks Wildlife
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Fuerte de San Felipe. Take a break from the city and head to Maya Chan Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Bacalar to Mahahual to see Costa Maya Port about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and head outdoors with Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bacalar trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sian Ka'an to Bacalar. In August in Bacalar, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

4
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chichen Itza and Temple of the Bearded Man. Take a break from the city and head to Cenote Ik kil and Cenotes Cuzama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichen Itza: Convento de San Antonio de Padua (in Izamal) and Homun Cenotes (in Homun). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot and explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bacalar to Chichen Itza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinichna, Cenote Yokdzonot, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Cenotes Cuzama, Homun Cenotes
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes

1
night
Puerto Morelos

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Super Casa Martin, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Morelos online itinerary planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Puerto Morelos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Morelos can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Parks Outdoors Tours
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Spas
Zipline

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