19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
2
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Campeche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
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.
You've now added Mayan Museum of Cancun to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then tee off at Iberostar Golf Club Playa Paraiso.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cancun journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Cancun. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in March: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trips

Spas, Captain Dulche's Museum, Zona Arqueológica El Meco, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
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IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Uxmal and Hacienda Yaxcopoil will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and Museo de Arte Popular capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: EcoMuseo del Cacao (in Ticul) and Xcambo (in Telchac Puerto). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus.

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You can fly from Cancun to Merida in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Cancun in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Merida, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Xcambo, EcoMuseo del Cacao
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

2
nights
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Roman, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de San Jose el Alto, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arquelogica Edzna. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Amurallada, contemplate the long history of Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar), and then explore the world behind art at Museo Becal.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Campeche itinerary planner .

You can drive from Merida to Campeche in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar)
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Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna
Iglesia de San Roman ©
Iglesia de San Roman
Museo Historico de San Jose el Alto ©

2
nights
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.
You've now added Ek Balam to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, and finally sample the fine beverages at Mayapan Traditional Agave Distillery. On your second day here, shop like a local with Casa de los Venados, delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, explore the ancient world of Ake's Mayan ruins, then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Campeche to Chichen Itza by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Campeche in April, you will find days in Chichen Itza are slightly colder (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Yucatan Peninsula, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 3D Museum of Wonders and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Visit Tulum Archaeological Site and Multum Ha Cenote for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and El Jaguar Dorado (in Playa del Carmen). There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, get a taste of the local shopping with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in April, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Coba, Playa del Carmen, Muyil
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
3D Museum of Wonders ©
3D Museum of Wonders

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Playa de San Martin. Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Parque Arqueologico will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel), and kick back and relax at El Mirador.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cozumel attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Spas
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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