19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sian Ka'an
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Merida
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
9
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Bogota

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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.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planning website .

Bogota, Colombia to Cancun is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota in November, you will find days in Cancun are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
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.
Punta Venado Bike Park has been added to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip planner .

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In November in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Punta Venado Bike Park ©
Punta Venado Bike Park

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret as well as Sfer IK. On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Two Eyes Cenote. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret and then admire the striking features of Sfer IK.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Tulum sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Two Eyes Cenote ©
Two Eyes Cenote

3
nights
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
Sian Ka'an is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sian Ka'an trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

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

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá as well as Muyil. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Muyil.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sian Ka'an to Tulum. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Muyil
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Muyil ©
Muyil

1
night
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.
For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Valladolid online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valladolid when traveling from Tulum in November, with lows around 29°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
Chichen Itza has been added to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza road trip planning tool .

Getting from Valladolid to Chichen Itza by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

5
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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Merida trip app .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Merida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Merida when traveling from Chichen Itza in November, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Cancun

Cancun
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cancun holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Merida to Cancun takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cancun, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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