14 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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14 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mahahual
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
7
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
Cancun

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 25th (Thu), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cancun online travel route builder .

Salt Lake City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cancun, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isla Mujeres.

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Swim with Dolphins
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach

1
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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the vivid underwater world at El Farito, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Isla Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres travel route builder .

Drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

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El Farito ©
El Farito
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PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ©
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN

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Cozumel

Cozumel ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at El Paso del Cedral Reef, see the vivid underwater world at San Francisco Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef. On the next day, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel day trip planning app .

You can drive from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef

1
night
Tulum

Tulum
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Tulum itinerary planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Tulum sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Mahahual.

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nights
Mahahual

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 30th (Tue): stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Yaya Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mahahual trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in June: highs in Mahahual hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Yaya Beach ©
Yaya Beach

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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
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 2nd (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Chinchorro Reef, delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mahahual to Chichen Itza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Chinchorro Reef
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Chinchorro Reef
Chinchorro Reef
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Jaguar and Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen. Escape the urban bustle at Skydiving and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Los Fundadores, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, play a few rounds at Gran Coyote Golf, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cavernas Chaaktun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in July, with highs in Playa del Carmen at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Skydiving
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Cancun

Cancun ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Playa Chacmool, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Playa Chacmool ©
Playa Chacmool
Spas
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

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