10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive
4
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Bus to Cancun, Fly to New York City

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Cozumel

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Santa Rosa Wall. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Reef, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, get a new perspective on things with Scuba Life Cozumel, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip builder app.

New York City, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. In November, Cozumel is warmer than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Gran Cenote. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Mahahual

— 1 night
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and then gear up at UnderToe Mexico.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mahahual sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Uxmal.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Uxmal

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Kabah, then take an in-depth tour of Choco Story uxmal, and finally explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uxmal trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mahahual to Uxmal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Uxmal are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza road trip app.

Drive from Uxmal to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Uxmal in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Chichen Itza. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline
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.