20 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Yucatan Peninsula trip itinerary builder
Make it your trip
Unknown
1
Holbox Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle
2
Valladolid
— 4 nights
Shuttle
3
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Bacalar
— 2 nights
Drive to Chetumal International Airport, Fly to Buenos Aires

S M T W T F S
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Holbox Island — 3 nights

Holbox Island is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and view the masterpieces at La Choza de Fito.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island road trip planning site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Holbox Island is an approximately 120-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Holbox Island is minus 2 hours. January in Holbox Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Valladolid.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Valladolid — 4 nights

Sultana of the East

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valladolid: Kinichna Zona Arqueologica (in Chetumal), Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares, Chichen Itza, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Xkopek Parque Apicola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Valladolid trip planner.

Getting from Holbox Island to Valladolid by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Holbox Island in January since evenings lows in Valladolid dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tulum.
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Tulum — 5 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen & Xcaret). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, make a trip to Tulum Tower, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tulum using our trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Valladolid to Tulum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Valladolid in January; daily highs in Tulum reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bacalar.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:

Bacalar — 2 nights

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. On the 25th (Wed), head outdoors with Estromatolitos and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bacalar sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tulum to Bacalar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in January: highs in Bacalar hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

4.3
A trip to Yucatan Peninsula takes visitors to the southeastern section of Mexico, an area that housed the legendary Maya civilization before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Much of the region's population traces its origins back to this old culture, and in many of the smaller settlements residents continue to speak the Maya language in addition to Spanish. Yucatan Peninsula tourism thrives largely thanks to the popularity of Cancun, a modern resort town on the so-called "Mayan Riviera." Away from the white-sand coastline, this part of Mexico treats visitors to some of the finest examples of Mayan pyramids and temples, offering a glimpse into the continent's pre-Hispanic history.
more