15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  12 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Delfines and Spas. Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Ninos Heroes.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cancun road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Cancun to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Shark Diving
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ek Balam and then steep yourself in history at Ek Balam.

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Getting from Cancun to Ek Balam Village by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Ek Balam Village. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ek Balam
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Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Mirador de Muna, examine the collection at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, then delve into the distant past at Kabah, then see the interesting displays at Choco Story uxmal, and finally delve into the distant past at Uxmal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uxmal route maker tool.

Drive from Ek Balam Village to Uxmal in 3 hours. Traveling from Ek Balam Village in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Uxmal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kabah, Mirador de Muna, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mirador de Muna ©
Mirador de Muna
Kabah ©
Kabah

1
night
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mahahual trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Uxmal to Mahahual by car takes about 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry ©
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paradise Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba, approximately Coba away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and look for gifts at MexicArte.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planning app.

Getting from Mahahual to Tulum by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in January, you will find days in Tulum are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paradise Beach Cozumel and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Palancar Reef and The Money Bar Beach Club. And it doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cozumel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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