26 days in Cancun, Holbox Island & Bacalar Itinerary

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Cancun
— 21 nights
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
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Bacalar
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Cancun — 21 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Akumal (Akumal Natura Rescue & Mayamar), Playa del Carmen (Zipline, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Parroquia Catolica de San Jose (in Puerto Morelos). On the 27th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, and tee off at Moon Palace Golf Course.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to do a combination of to Holbox Island.
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Holbox Island — 2 nights

On the 1st (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island, and then look for gifts at Lolita Boutique Holbox. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Cocos.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Holbox Island journey planner.

Getting from Cancun to Holbox Island by combination of takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Holbox Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bacalar.
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Bacalar — 2 nights

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Cenote Cocalitos and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bacalar itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Holbox Island to Bacalar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Holbox Island in January, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C.
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