20 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

20 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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20 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Puerto Morelos
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Akumal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Izamal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Holbox Island
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
7
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Berlin

5
nights
Puerto Morelos

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Morelos Lighthouse and Galeria Arte Zissimo arte contemporano. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Cenotes Zapote Eco-Park. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, sample the fine beverages at Tequila Factory Cancun, trek along La Ruta de los Cenotes, and identify plant and animal life at Cenotes Kin-Ha.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Morelos trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Puerto Morelos is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Berlin to Puerto Morelos due to the time zone difference. In June in Puerto Morelos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akumal.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Cenotes Kin-Ha ©
Cenotes Kin-Ha

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): cool off at Xel-Ha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mexicarte, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Ecologico Akumal, and then explore the activities along Half Moon Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akumal trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Puerto Morelos to Akumal in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Akumal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Merida.

Things to do in Akumal

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Xel-Ha
Highlights from your plan
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Centro Ecologico Akumal ©
Centro Ecologico Akumal
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Hideyo Noguchi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Xcambo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Manglares de San Crisanto.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Merida route planning website .

Getting from Akumal to Merida by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Akumal in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Merida, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Izamal.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manglares de San Crisanto, Xcambo, Reserva Ecologica El Corchito
Highlights from your plan
Manglares de San Crisanto ©
Manglares de San Crisanto
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Reserva Ecologica El Corchito ©
Reserva Ecologica El Corchito

few
hours
Izamal

Izamal ©
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Hecho a Mano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Antonio de Padua, then delve into the distant past at Izamal Ruins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Atrio del Convento de Izamal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Izamal day trip website .

Getting from Merida to Izamal by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Izamal are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
El Atrio del Convento de Izamal ©
El Atrio del Convento de Izamal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Izamal  Ruins ©
Izamal Ruins

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Servasio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Valladolid trip planner .

Traveling by car from Izamal to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Valladolid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Valladolid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena ©
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

4
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Yalahau Lagoon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punta Coco Beach and Punta Mosquito.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Holbox Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Valladolid to Holbox Island with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 12th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Xcacel Beach and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun sightseeing site .

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Cancun with the Route module. In July in Cancun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach

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