19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bacalar
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Calakmul
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
6
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Milan

4
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, and visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel tour itinerary tool.

Milan, Italy to Cozumel is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to Cozumel, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in July, Cozumel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Zipline

1
night
Sian Ka'an

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

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sian Ka'an online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to 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

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. On the 9th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bacalar trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sian Ka'an to Bacalar. August in Bacalar sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature Tours
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Calakmul and then explore the ancient world of Calakmul Archaeological Zone.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calakmul trip planning app.

You can drive from Bacalar to Calakmul in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Calakmul

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Calakmul, Calakmul Archaeological Zone
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Calakmul Archaeological Zone ©
Calakmul Archaeological Zone
Calakmul ©
Calakmul

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for gifts at Taller Maya and then don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, contemplate the long history of Mayapan Mayan Ruins, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Merida attractions planner.

Getting from Calakmul to Merida by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Merida sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Shopping
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Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Chichen Itza trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Merida to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

3
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun online trip builder.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cancun are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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