50 days in Mexico Itinerary

50 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Cancun
1
Cancun
— 25 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Taxi:  3 h 45 min
5
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
6
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Akumal
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
9
Bacalar
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
End: Cancun

25
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueologica El Rey and Zona Arqueológica El Meco. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Delfines and Delirio Day Club. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club Rentals.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Quintana Roo, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Parque Los Fundadores and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip builder website.

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Spas Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores
Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Gran Cenote. Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Two Eyes Cenote, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, and explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tulum holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, thenexplore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, and then explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Norte and Fishing Charters & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Punta Sur and Guadalupe Chapel. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tortugranja.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres trip planner.

You can drive from Cozumel to Isla Mujeres in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
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 18th (Tue): Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, thendelve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally explore the ancient world of The Ossuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestan Biosphere Reserve, see the vivid underwater world at Chinchorro Reef, thendelve into the distant past at La Iglesia, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables, and finally explore the ancient world of Las Monjas.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Isla Mujeres in February; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Celestun Wildlife Refuge and Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uxmal and Merida Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Merida to Mucuyche to see Cenote Kankirixche about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida, kick back and relax at Celestun, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Merida trip maker website.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Merida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Merida, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Akumal.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, Celestun Wildlife Refuge, Cenote Kankirixche, Celestun, Uxmal
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Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Akumal Beach and then explore the activities along Yal-ku Lagoon. On the next day, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akumal vacation maker tool.

Drive from Merida to Akumal in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Merida in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Akumal: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Bacalar.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Aventuras
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Aktun Chen ©
Aktun Chen

3
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Pyramid of the Masks. Step out of the city life by going to Maya Chan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Bacalar to go to Mahahual and see Costa Maya Port, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bacalar sightseeing planner.

Take a bus from Akumal to Bacalar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Akumal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle back home.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Pyramid of the Masks
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Scuba & Snorkeling

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