22 days in Yucatan Peninsula & San Pedro Itinerary

22 days in Yucatan Peninsula & San Pedro Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
3
Holbox Island, Mexico
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
4
Valladolid, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Uxmal, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Merida, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Campeche, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Bacalar, Mexico
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h
10
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
11
Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Cozumel, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
14
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Escenica, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November in Cancun, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Torre Escenica ©
Torre Escenica
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

1
night
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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 4th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Playa Norte, don't miss a visit to El Malecon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Crayola House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Punta Sur and then cool off at Kin Ha (Antes Parque de los Suenos).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Kin Ha (Antes Parque de los Suenos) ©
Kin Ha (Antes Parque de los Suenos)
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Shark Diving

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nights
Holbox Island, Mexico

Holbox Island ©
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island with the Route module. November in Holbox Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon

2
nights
Valladolid, Mexico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, examine the collection at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Palomitas, and finally Head underground at Cenote Xkeken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ek Balam, take in the dramatic natural features at X'Canche Cenote, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Zazil Tunich.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Valladolid. Traveling from Holbox Island in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Valladolid. You will leave for Chichen Itza on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ek Balam Village
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Zaci ©
Cenote Zaci

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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Ake's Mayan ruins.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza route site.

You can drive from Valladolid to Chichen Itza in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ake's Mayan ruins
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Ake's Mayan ruins ©
Ake's Mayan ruins

2
nights
Uxmal, Mexico

Uxmal ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uxmal.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uxmal trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Uxmal takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, Uxmal is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cenote Kankirixche, Kabah, Oxkintok
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Oxkintok ©
Oxkintok
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Choco Story uxmal ©
Choco Story uxmal

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nights
Merida, Mexico

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, stroll around Parque de Santiago, then admire the striking features of Plaza Grande, and finally make a trip to Palacio Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Patria, contemplate the long history of Mayapan Ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Montes Molina, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Merida attractions planner.

You can drive from Uxmal to Merida in 1.5 hours. In November in Merida, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mangroves of Dzinitun
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
Mayapan Ruins ©
Mayapan Ruins

1
night
Campeche, Mexico

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar), examine the collection at Museo Historico de San Jose el Alto, get to know the fascinating history of Ciudad Amurallada, then take in the waterfront at Malecon de Campeche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Roman, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Independencia.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Campeche trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Merida to Campeche in 2.5 hours. November in Campeche sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Campeche
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Iglesia de San Roman ©
Iglesia de San Roman
Museo Historico de San Jose el Alto ©
Museo Historico de San Jose el Alto
Malecon de Campeche ©
Malecon de Campeche

2
nights
Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bacalar holiday builder tool.

Drive from Campeche to Bacalar in 6 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Oxtankah Ruins
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Cenote de la Bruja ©
Cenote de la Bruja
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, then look for gifts at Caye Coffee Roasting Co., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Ray Alley, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bacalar to San Pedro with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Bacalar to San Pedro is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Shark Ray Alley
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Belizean Arts ©
Belizean Arts

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nights
Tulum, Mexico

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 (Mon), walk around EcoRanchoMayamar and then don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Muyil.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to Tulum takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Pedro to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal, Muyil
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Cozumel, Mexico

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 20th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and finally partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race. On the next day, head outdoors with Chucho Underwater, examine the collection at The Mayan Cacao Company, then take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef, and finally get in on the family fun at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel vacation builder site.

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. November in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park ©
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get outside with Cenote Cristalino, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by car takes about 2 hours. November in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cenote Cristalino ©
Cenote Cristalino

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun road trip website.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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