12 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

12 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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12 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Budapest

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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 Tulum with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tulum holiday planning tool .

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Climbing Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get outside with Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman, then Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, and then Head underground at Zazil Tunich.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Valladolid attractions app .

Drive from Tulum to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in May, with highs in Valladolid at 40°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ek Balam
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken

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 16th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza route site .

Getting from Valladolid to Chichen Itza by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

3
nights
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.
Playa del Carmen is known for theme parks, adventure, wildlife, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Xcaret Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Xaman Ha Aviary, Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip app .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in May: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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