22 days in Yucatan Peninsula & San Pedro Itinerary

22 days in Yucatan Peninsula & San Pedro Itinerary

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22 days in Yucatan Peninsula & San Pedro Itinerary

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 + Drive + 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


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1
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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cancun travel planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cancun. 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, make a trip to El Malecon, then 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 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur and then make a splash at Parque de los Suenos.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres tour planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 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) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kin Ha (antes Parque de los Suenos) ©
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Crayola House ©
Crayola House

2
nights
Holbox Island, Mexico

Holbox Island ©
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island. In November, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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): make a trip to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, then explore the activities along Cenote Palomitas, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ek Balam, then take in the dramatic natural features at X'Canche Cenote, then Head underground at Cenote Zaci, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Zazil Tunich.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Valladolid road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Valladolid. Traveling from Holbox Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Valladolid, with lows of 29°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toChichen Itza.

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

1
day
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, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of Ake's Mayan ruins.

Plan trip to Chichen Itza with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Valladolid to Chichen Itza in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can 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.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uxmal sightseeing planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Uxmal by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Uxmal, with lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cenote Kankirixche, Oxkintok, Kabah
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Oxkintok ©
Oxkintok
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah

2
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): delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, stroll around Parque de Santiago, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Patria, explore the ancient world of Mayapan Mayan Ruins, steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina, and finally admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Merida route builder .

Drive from Uxmal to Merida in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Merida are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mangroves of Dzinitun
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar), see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de San Jose el Alto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Amurallada, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon de Campeche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Roman, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Independencia.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Campeche trip builder website .

You can drive from Merida to Campeche in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Campeche can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. 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 ©
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. To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bacalar trip planner .

Getting from Campeche to Bacalar by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, stop by Caye Coffee Roasting Co., Ltd., then see the vivid underwater world at Shark Ray Alley, and finally view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Pedro trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bacalar to San Pedro. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to 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

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cenote Santa Cruz and Muyil. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to EcoRanchoMayamar in Akumal--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and bus from San Pedro to Tulum takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry 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. You will leave for Cozumel on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get outside with Chucho Underwater, examine the collection at The Mayan Cacao Company, then explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and finally find something for the whole family at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Cenote Cristalino, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then cool off at Xcaret Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun
To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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