10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cancun

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cancun journey planning tool.

New York City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Cancun at 83°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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.
Visit Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mayan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach, and then glide peacefully along the water with UnderToe Mexico.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mahahual trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Cozumel

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and then explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mahahual to Cozumel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mahahual in November, expect nights in Cozumel to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

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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.