21 days in Yucatan & Quintana Roo Itinerary

21 days in Yucatan & Quintana Roo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uxmal
— Few hours
2
Merida
— 4 nights
3
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
4
Mahahual
— 1 night
5
Bacalar
— 1 night
6
Tulum
— 4 nights
7
Cozumel
— 4 nights
8
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
9
Isla Contoy
— 1 night
10
Cancun
— 3 nights

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hours
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Uxmal.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uxmal day trip planner.

Tuxtla Gutierrez to Uxmal is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. November in Uxmal sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Casa Montejo and Mayapan Archaeological Zone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merida: Calkini (Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo) & Wotoch Aayin). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo, explore the activities along Cenote Xlacah, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Merida trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Uxmal to Merida takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Merida are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Calkini
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Museo Casa Montejo ©
Museo Casa Montejo
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone

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night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): Head underground at Cenote Hubiku, delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, and then steep yourself in history at Ek Balam.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ek Balam Village road trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Ek Balam Village in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Merida in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ek Balam Village, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Temozon
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku

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 22nd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Maya Chan Beach, thenkick back and relax at Mahahual Beach, and finally look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mahahual day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Mahahual takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ek Balam Village in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Mahahual. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, and then take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bacalar online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mahahual to Bacalar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Bacalar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Aktun Chen (in Akumal) and Playa del Carmen (Off-Road Tours, Little Bali, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tulum trip simple and quick.

You can take a shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bacalar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen
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Climbing Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours

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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 The Amazing Cozumel Race and Paradise Beach Cozumel. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, see the sky in a new way at Planetario de Cozumel Cha'an Ka'an, head outdoors with The Money Bar Beach Club, and get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park ©
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park

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night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Tortugranja, explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres online attractions planner.

Traveling by taxi from Cozumel to Isla Mujeres takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Isla Contoy.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Tortugranja ©
Tortugranja
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy
On the 3rd (Tue), head off the coast to Contoy Adventures.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Contoy trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy. December in Isla Contoy sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Contoy

Nature Wildlife Parks
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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Croco Cun Zoo & National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, look for gifts at PLAZA PARTY, and get in on the family fun at Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cancun using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Contoy to Cancun. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

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