22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cancun
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
1
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Cancun
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Bacalar
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Cancun

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Tue), don't miss a visit to El Centro. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tortugranja, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres day trip app.

Cancun to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 1.5-hour ferry ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tortugranja ©
Tortugranja
Spas

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Morelos (Parroquia Catolica de San Jose & Spas) and Palancar Reef (in Cozumel). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Cancun sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Palancar Reef
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo and then explore the ancient world of Uxmal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande, steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of Mayapan Archaeological Zone, thensee the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Montes Molina.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Merida trip planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Merida in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Merida are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Uxmal
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún

3
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and then explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe, thenglide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bacalar tour planner.

You can drive from Merida to Bacalar in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bacalar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Museum de la cultura maya, Pyramid of the Masks
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bacalar in December: highs in Tulum hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, thendelve into the distant past at La Iglesia, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, thendelve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Ake, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip maker website.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Tulum in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Xcajum, Dzibichaltun, Zona Arqueologica de Ake
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

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