17 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

17 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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17 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Prague

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Playa Delfines and La Isla Shopping Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Zipline & National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos) and Isla Mujeres (JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island, Punta Sur, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cancun vacation planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Cancun is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Cancun is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in July; daily highs in Cancun reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos
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Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Zipline

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at X'Canche Cenote and then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam.

Make your Ek Balam Village itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cancun to Ek Balam Village in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, explore the ancient world of Kabah, then get outside with Mirador de Muna, then get engrossed in the history at Choco Story uxmal, and finally explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uxmal travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ek Balam Village to Uxmal in 3 hours. In August in Uxmal, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kabah, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Mirador de Muna
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mirador de Muna ©
Mirador de Muna
Kabah ©
Kabah

1
night
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Chan Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mahahual road trip planner.

Drive from Uxmal to Mahahual in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry ©
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Climbing Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Skydiving. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Akumal (Scuba & Snorkeling & Aktun Chen). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tulum trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mahahual to Tulum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in August, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akumal, Playa del Carmen
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Skydiving

5
nights
Cozumel

Cozumel ©
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach Cozumel and Palancar Reef. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, and have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In August in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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