30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Uxmal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Merida
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rio Lagartos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Ferry + Foot + Bus:  2 h 15 min
8
Akumal
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Stockholm


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3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Cenote Xkeken and Zazil Tunich. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ek Balam and Iglesia de San Jose. Change things up with a short trip to X'Canche Cenote in Ek Balam Village (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas, Head underground at Cenote Xux Ha, explore the activities along Cenote Agua Dulce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valladolid online trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Valladolid is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in April, things will get much hotter in Valladolid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Temozon, Iglesia de San Jose, X'Canche Cenote
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

3
nights
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Get outdoors at Cenote Kankirixche and Grutas de Calcehtok. Get some historical perspective at Kabah and Uxmal. Explore Uxmal's surroundings by going to Cenote Yaal Utzil (in Abala), Hacienda Yaxcopoil (in Yaxcopoil) and Maxcanu (Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok & Oxkintok).

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Uxmal travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valladolid to Uxmal in 3 hours. Traveling from Valladolid in April, you will find days in Uxmal are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mucuyche, Maxcanu, Xlapak, Kabah, Grutas de Calcehtok
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok ©
Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok

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.
Popular historic sites such as Convento de San Antonio de Padua and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Homun Cenotes and Cenote noh mozon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: Grutas de Tzabnah (in Tecoh), Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama) and Celestun (Mangroves of Dzinitun & Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestun Wildlife Refuge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote X Batun.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Merida road trip site.

Getting from Uxmal to Merida by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Merida, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tecoh, Celestun, Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Celestun, Convento de San Antonio de Padua
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Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes

2
nights
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Natural Ria Lagartos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de los Santos Reyes, and then head outdoors with Cocodrilario Rio Lagartos.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rio Lagartos trip maker tool.

Drive from Merida to Rio Lagartos in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santuario de los Santos Reyes
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos
Photography Tours
Santuario de los Santos Reyes ©
Santuario de los Santos Reyes

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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, thenexplore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, thenkick back and relax at Mayan Beach, and finally stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

Before you visit Tulum, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rio Lagartos to Tulum in 3 hours. April in Tulum sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Punta Sur and Zona Arqueologica El Rey. Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Guadalupe Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco, and get to know the fascinating history of Chichen itza Go.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Cancun sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, cast your line with a fishing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, thenget outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and finally head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Cozumel are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akumal.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

3
nights
Akumal

Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Akumal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Akumal side-trips: Taj Mahal Cenote (in Chetumal) and Oasis Beach (in Puerto Aventuras). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cenote Santa Cruz, head outdoors with Cenote Xunaan-Ha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecopark Kantun Chi, and kick back and relax at Fatima Bay.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akumal trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Akumal takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Akumal are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Aventuras, Taj Mahal Cenote, La Playa Xpuha
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Aktun Chen ©
Aktun Chen
Scuba & Snorkeling
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Templos de la Ruta Puuk, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Ake, explore the gorgeous colors at Chinchorro Reef, stroll through Celestan Biosphere Reserve, thenstroll through Mayan Route (La Ruta Maya), and finally explore the ancient world of Yaxuna.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza itinerary tool.

Drive from Akumal to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Akumal in April; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Xcajum, Cenote Yokdzonot, Yaxuna, Zona Arqueologica de Ake
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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