This itinerary for Yucatan could be called “the Maya-route”, as you can visit several old temples and ruins of the Maya during your trip. Yet, this is not everything, as you can also have some adventure and visit some beautiful beaches along the way – there is lots to see. Within three weeks, you will explore many parts of the southeast of Mexico, have some relaxing time at Belizes beaches and will get to see the old city of Tikal.
In Mexico and Guatemala it can help to be able to speak a bit Spanish, as you can easier get in touch with the locals. Mexicans are known to open up quite quickly and you can be sure that they will crack a few jokes (sometimes even at your expense – but don’t get mad! Folks are carefree when it comes to tease and get teased). Als for Belize: Throw your Oxford English over board, this is Creole Country! Yes, you’ll be able to talk English here, but keep in mind that most of the folks will talk to you in “Island Lingo Slang” – so pay attention !
How much time do I need to see all this during the trip?
20 days or shorter/longer if you prefer. Just spend some more time at the places you like. Or swap some things with suggestions noted in each post.
How much money do I need for 3 weeks in Yucatan?
1100 EUR (1,287.00 USD) to 1300 EUR (1,521.00 USD) per person (travelling as a couple – a solo travelling person might have to spend a bit more) including accomondation, transfer, food and some tours.
When to go? What is the best time to travel to Yucatan?
Usually the best time to travel to Yucatan is from December-May. Be careful if you plan to visit this area during the Hurricane-season.
Check out this best-travelseason-tool .
Highlights – What will I get so see during the trip?
You can either use the links in this summary here to get some detailed information about each place, or the floating bar at the bottom of the page to navigate through each day.
|Day 1||Cancun (Mexico) Tulum (Mexico) |
|Day 2||Tulum (Mexico) |
Visiting City, Ancient city of Tulum
|Day 3||Tulum (Mexico) San Pedro (Belize) Caye Caulker (Belize) |
Crossing the border to Belize, Ride to Caye Caulker
|Day 4||Caye Caulker (Belize) |
Snorkeling at Caye Caulker Reef
|Day 5||Caye Caulker (Belize) San Pedro (Belize) |
Scuba diving at divespot "Esmeralda", Scuba diving at divespot "Tres Cocos"
|Day 6||Caye Caulker (Belize) |
Visiting City, Relaxing
|Day 7||Caye Caulker (Belize) |
Scuba diving at divespot "Caye Chapel Canyons"
|Day 8||Caye Caulker (Belize) Belize City (Belize) Flores (Guatemala) |
Crossing the border to Guatemala, Ride to Flores
|Day 9||Flores (Guatemala) Tikal (Guatemala) |
Ancient city of Tulum
|Day 10||Flores (Guatemala) Palenque (Mexico) |
Crossing the border to Mexico, Ride to Palenque
|Day 11||Palenque (Mexico) |
Ancient city of Palenque
|Day 12||Palenque (Mexico) San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico) |
Misol Ha Waterfall, Aqua Azul Waterfall, Ride to San Cristobal de las Casas
|Day 13||San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico) |
|Day 14||San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico) Merida (Mexico) |
Hike at local Canyon & Ziplining, Visiting City, Ride to Merida
|Day 15||Merida (Mexico) |
|Day 16||Merida (Mexico) |
Ruta Puuc: Ancient city of Uxmal, Caves of Loltun
|Day 17||Merida (Mexico) Tulum (Mexico) |
Visiting City, Ride to Tulum
|Day 18||Tulum (Mexico) |
Scuba diving at divespot "Tajima Ha Cenote", Scuba diving at divespot "Dos Ojos Cenote"
|Day 19||Tulum (Mexico) |
Scuba diving at divespot "Angelita Cenote", Scuba diving at divespot "Gran Cenote"
|Day 20||Tulum (Mexico) Cancun (Mexico) |
Ride to Cancun, Leaving Country
|Day||Accommodation||Food||Activities & Misc||Transport|
|Day 1||16,50 USD||6 USD||30 EUR (35.10 USD)||25 EUR (29.25 USD)|
|Day 2||16,50 USD||220 MXN (11.79 USD)||140 MXN (7.50 USD)|
|Day 3||21,10 USD||35 BZD (17.52 USD)||71 USD|
|Day 4||18 EUR (21.06 USD)||45 BZD (22.52 USD)||65 BZD (32.54 USD)|
|Day 5||18 EUR (21.06 USD)||50 BZD (25.03 USD)||190 BZD (95.10 USD)|
|Day 6||18 EUR (21.06 USD)||55 BZD (27.53 USD)|
|Day 7||18 EUR (21.06 USD)||45 BZD (22.52 USD)||180 BZD (90.10 USD)|
|Day 8||140 GTQ (18.71 USD)||145 GTQ (19.37 USD)||37,50 BZD (18.77 USD)||33 USD|
|Day 9||140 GTQ (18.71 USD)||260 GTQ (34.74 USD)||400 GTQ (53.44 USD)|
|Day 10||15 USD||110 MXN (5.89 USD)||300 GTQ (40.08 USD)|
|Day 11||15 USD||120 MXN (6.43 USD)||100 MXN (5.36 USD)|
|Day 12||12,30 USD||50 MXN (2.68 USD)||130 MXN (6.97 USD)||456 MXN (24.44 USD)|
|Day 13||12,30 USD||140 MXN (7.50 USD)|
|Day 14||110 MXN (5.89 USD)||250 MXN (13.40 USD)||721 MXN (38.64 USD)|
|Day 15||15 USD||160 MXN (8.57 USD)|
|Day 16||15 USD||110 MXN (5.89 USD)||588 MXN (31.51 USD)||25 EUR (29.25 USD)|
|Day 17||20 USD||150 MXN (8.04 USD)||155 MXN (8.31 USD)|
|Day 18||20 USD||130 MXN (6.97 USD)||1600 MXN (85.74 USD)|
|Day 19||20 USD||140 MXN (7.50 USD)||1600 MXN (85.74 USD)|
|Day 20||228 MXN (12.22 USD)|
|Sum||273, 78 EUR (319.41 USD)||215, 73 EUR (251.55 USD)||479, 71 EUR (560.43 USD)||234,15 EUR (273.96 USD)|
|Total||1203,37 EUR (1,407.94 USD)|