21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Oxkutzcab
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Oxkutzcab
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Merida
— 3 nights
3
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tulum
— 5 nights
7
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Oxkutzcab

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Oxkutzcab

Oxkutzcab ©
Oxkutzcab Municipality is a municipality, with a municipal seat of the same name in the Mexican state of Yucatán, southeast of Maní, Yucatán, located at . Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Labna, Head underground at Grutas de Lol-Tun, and then make a trip to Eco-Museo de Cocoa.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oxkutzcab road trip app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Oxkutzcab. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Oxkutzcab

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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Labna
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Labna ©
Labna

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uxmal and Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia de Eknakan (in Cuzama) and Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok (in Maxcanu). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Ruta Puuc, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Oxkutzcab to Merida in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia de Eknakan, Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok, Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok ©
Zona Arqueologica de Oxkintok

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Cancun

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 El Rey Archaeological Zone and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, look for gifts at Tattooarte, take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun online visit planner .

You can fly from Merida to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Merida, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Selvatica ©
Selvatica
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, pause for some serene contemplation at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then try out the rides at Garrafon Natural Reef Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ©
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN

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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.
Visit Punta Molas Faro and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel takes 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Las Pinturas are in your itinerary. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret Park (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Wed) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, head outdoors with Ana y Jose Beach Club, get a taste of the local shopping with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Get some historical perspective at Chichen Itza and Santuario de los Santos Reyes. Explore Chichen Itza's surroundings by going to Ek Balam (in Temozon), Cenote Xkeken (in Valladolid) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip planner .

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in July: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ek Balam, Santuario de los Santos Reyes, Ek Balam, Cenote Xkeken
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Santuario de los Santos Reyes ©
Santuario de los Santos Reyes