13 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

13 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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Calakmul
— 1 night
Drive
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Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Calakmul

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Calakmul. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul and then delve into the distant past at Balamku Archaeological Zone.

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Merida to Calakmul is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Calakmul

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an

— 1 night
On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Calakmul to Sian Ka'an. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Wildlife · Parks
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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Ambarte). Spend the 23rd (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Gran Cenote, stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sian Ka'an to Tulum. In April, daytime highs in Tulum are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Wed), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then look for gifts at Tattooarte, then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

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Fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

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 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

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Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in April, expect nights in Chichen Itza to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.