23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula sightseeing planner

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Cancun
— 2 nights
2
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Morelos
— 2 nights
4
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
5
Akumal
— 2 nights
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
7
Tulum
— 2 nights
8
Valladolid
— 2 nights
9
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
10
Merida
— 2 nights
11
Holbox Island
— 2 nights

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Cancun

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. On the 21st (Fri), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, then steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica El Meco, then stroll through Xcacel Beach, and then examine the collection at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun tour itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. January in Cancun sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for Isla Mujeres on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica El Meco, Spas
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, and finally examine the collection at Captain Dulche's Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres trip maker tool.

Getting from Cancun to Isla Mujeres by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Fishing Charters & Tours
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stop by Alma Libre Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at La Ruta de los Cenotes, fulfill a lifelong dream with Delphinus Puerto Morelos, and then make a trip to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Morelos using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Morelos in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Puerto Morelos sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
La Ruta de los Cenotes ©
La Ruta de los Cenotes
Spas
Delphinus Puerto Morelos ©
Delphinus Puerto Morelos

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the activities along Cenote Cristalino, enjoy the sand and surf at Riviera Maya, then explore the world behind art at Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally view the masterpieces at Ambarte. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen road trip planning site.

You can drive from Puerto Morelos to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akumal.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Cristalino ©
Cenote Cristalino
Riviera Maya ©
Riviera Maya
Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church ©

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Akumal

Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and then browse for treasures at Mexicarte. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Akumal Ecological Guides, stroll through Half Moon Bay, and then play a few rounds at Riviera Maya Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akumal sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Akumal in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Akumal

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Riviera Maya Golf Club ©
Riviera Maya Golf Club

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at El Paso del Cedral Reef, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel). Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef, see the vivid underwater world at San Francisco Reef, then see the vivid underwater world at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio.

Plan my day in Cozumel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Akumal to Cozumel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef
Shark Diving

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then stroll through Mayan Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, then see the vivid underwater world at Two Eyes Cenote, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum online vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach

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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 Zazil Tunich, Cenote Xkeken, Cenote Hubiku, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cenote Samula, Head underground at Suytun Cenote, explore the activities along Cenote Agua Dulce, see the interesting displays at Cenote Hubiku, then Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, and finally Head underground at Cenote Xux Ha. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xkopek Parque Apicola, then Head underground at Cenote Saamal, and finally make a trip to Palacio Municipal.

Plan trip to Valladolid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tulum to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in February, expect Valladolid to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ek Balam Village, Cenote Hubiku
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinchorro Reef, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Las Monjas. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Ake, and then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza travel route app.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Chichen Itza takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Zona Arqueologica de Ake
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Chinchorro Reef
Chinchorro Reef
Zona Arqueologica de Ake ©
Zona Arqueologica de Ake

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Cementario General, view the masterpieces at Nahualli Casa de los Artistas, examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, then see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio de la Musica, then contemplate the long history of Merida Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Merida tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Merida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in February since evenings lows in Merida dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Merida

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Casa Museo Montes Molina ©
Casa Museo Montes Molina
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Museo Palacio de la Musica ©
Museo Palacio de la Musica

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Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
You've now added Yalahau Lagoon to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, stop by Lolita Boutique Holbox, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Holbox, and finally head outdoors with Jimmy Tours Holbox. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Punta Mosquito, then head off the coast to Holbox Island, and finally explore the galleries of La Choza de Fito.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Holbox Island tour itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Merida to Holbox Island. When traveling from Merida in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Holbox Island: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Spas

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