I am currently planning a round the world trip and one of my destinations will be Mexico. I obviously want to visit the Yucatan Peninsula while I'm there, but I'd like a better idea of where to actually go and how long to stay in each place.
I don't really have any time constraints but I would like just enough time to properly see the sites and get a good feel for the area. I am interested in spending some time on the beautiful Caribbean beaches, as well as visiting the Mayan structures and just exploring the area, particularly the Mayan Riviera.
I would be using public transport (buses and trains) where available, but I could rent a cheap car for a little while to get between places where public transport may not be an option. For the duration of the entire trip, I would actually like to fly as little as possible.
Anyway, I have drafted a list of where I may go on the Yucatan Peninsula. Please tell me if:
a. I've missed any places
b. There wouldn't be much point visiting a certain place on the list
c. The time I've allocated to a place is suitable or if it needs adjusting (probably the case for most of the list, really). Please note that the durations listed do not include travel time.
The list is:
Playa del Carmen-3 days
On top of this, I'll also list the other places in Mexico I plan to visit and I would appreciate feedback on that, too. However, the Yucatan Peninsula is my main concern for this post.
Mexico City-3 days
Puerto Vallarta-3 days
Cabo San Lucas (via boat)-3 days
Thanks in advance.