16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  29 h
1
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Calakmul
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Kathmandu

4
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.
Let the collections at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and Sfer IK capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Ek Balam. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Little Bali) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tulum travel planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Tulum is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Nepal Time (NPT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10.8 hours. When traveling from Kathmandu in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tulum, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Ek Balam
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sian Ka'an journey planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Parks Wildlife
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Calakmul and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul.

Make your Calakmul itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Calakmul with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Calakmul
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Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul ©
Calakmul ©
Calakmul

1
day
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 11th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, thendelve into the distant past at Las Monjas, thenexplore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip website.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Chichen Itza takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Isla Shopping Village and Playa Delfines. Let the collections at Antaras Onix and Galeria Balance Cancun capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cancun, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

3
nights
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 15th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio, thenlearn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, thensee the interesting displays at The Mayan Cacao Company, and finally stroll through Palancar Reef.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Cozumel Country Club ©
Cozumel Country Club

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