30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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30 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  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
Drive:  3​h
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Visit Ek Balam and Iglesia de San Jose for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Zazil Tunich and Cenote Agua Dulce. Step out of Valladolid with an excursion to X'Canche Cenote in Ek Balam Village--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, browse the exhibits of Cenote Hubiku, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Valladolid planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Valladolid is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Valladolid due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in April; daily highs in Valladolid reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Get some historical perspective at Uxmal and Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok. Take a break from the city and head to Cenote Yaal Utzil and Mirador de Muna. Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda Yaxcopoil (in Yaxcopoil), Mucuyche (Cenote Kankirixche & Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche) and Grutas de Calcehtok (in Calcehtok).

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Traveling by car from Valladolid to Uxmal takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Valladolid in April: highs in Uxmal hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Mucuyche, Maxcanu, Kabah, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
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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.
Visit Mayapan Mayan Ruins and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan for their historical value. Visiting Celestun Wildlife Refuge and Manglares de San Crisanto will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cenotes Cuzama (in Cuzama), Celestun (Mangroves of Dzinitun & Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera) and Tecoh (Grutas de Tzabnah & Cenote noh mozon). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ruta Puuc, enjoy the sand and surf at Celestun, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote X Batun, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

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You can drive from Uxmal to Merida in 1.5 hours. April in Merida sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tecoh, Celestun, Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Cenote San Ignacio, Manglares de San Crisanto
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Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes

2
nights
Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Natural Ria Lagartos. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de los Santos Reyes, and then get outside with Cocodrilario Rio Lagartos.

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

Traveling by car from Merida to Rio Lagartos takes 3 hours. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum journey planner.

You can 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

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur, Playa Norte, & more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chichen itza Go, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Cancun trip site .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and finally get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, kick back and relax at Playa Palancar, then explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, then explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel day trip app .

You can drive from Cancun to Cozumel in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cozumel are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Santa Cruz will get you outdoors. Step out of Akumal to go to Chetumal and see Taj Mahal Cenote, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Akumal Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Ecologico Akumal, take advantage of the amenities at La Playa Xpuha, and get outside with Cenote Xunaan-Ha.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akumal trip planner .

You can drive from Cozumel to Akumal in 2.5 hours. In April in Akumal, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Aventuras, La Playa Xpuha, Taj Mahal Cenote
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at 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, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Templos de la Ruta Puuk, explore the ancient world of Ake's Mayan ruins, see the vivid underwater world at Chinchorro Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestan Biosphere Reserve, then hike along Mayan Route (La Ruta Maya), and finally delve into the distant past at Yaxuna.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip maker .

Traveling by car from Akumal to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Akumal in April, with highs in Chichen Itza at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Yaxuna, Cenote Yokdzonot, Cenote Kax Ek, Xcajum
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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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