13 days in Yucatan Peninsula & Tabasco Itinerary

13 days in Yucatan Peninsula & Tabasco Itinerary

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13 days in Yucatan Peninsula & Tabasco Itinerary

Mexico City
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cozumel
— 5 nights
ferry + shuttle:  3​h
Tulum
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 45​min
Isla Mujeres
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Villahermosa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Mexico City

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Playa Corona/Corona Beach Club, identify plant and animal life at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and stroll through El Mirador.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cozumel travel itinerary planner.

Mexico City to Cozumel is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in February, Cozumel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve
El Mirador
Cozumel Pearl Farm

4
days
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Grand Cenote. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Playa del Carmen, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and look for gifts at MexicArte.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Cozumel to Tulum in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

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Spas & Wellness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Punta Sur and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Isla Mujeres, make a side trip to see Playa Mujeres Golf Club in Playa Mujeres, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Malecon, step off the mainland to explore JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island, and examine the collection at Captain Dulche's Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres travel planner.

Take a bus from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Golf Nature

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Playa Mujeres Golf Club
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Playa Mujeres Golf Club
Women's Beading Cooperative
Spas & Wellness

1
day
Villahermosa

Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. On the 9th (Thu), make a trip to Comalcalco Pyramids and then delve into the distant past at Comalcalco.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Villahermosa sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Mujeres to Villahermosa. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Isla Mujeres to Villahermosa. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Comalcalco, Comalcalco Pyramids
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Parque Museo La Venta
Comalcalco

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