15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
Drive
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Puerto Aventuras
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive

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Playa del Carmen

— 7 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes YucaTreks, Your Private Tour, Mercanti Viaggi, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ek Balam and La Playa Xpuha. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park (in Tulum) and Cozumel (Palancar Reef & Columbia Reef). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Cenote Cristalino, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Chikin Ha.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Playa del Carmen. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Puerto Aventuras.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Aventuras

— 2 nights
Powdery white-sand beaches bring hoards of tourists to Puerto Aventuras, a small but modern settlement on Mexico's popular Riviera Maya.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ecopark Kantun Chi. On the 19th (Tue), Head underground at Ecopark Kantun Chi and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, then explore the activities along Cenote Jardin del Eden, and then explore the ancient world of Adoratorio, Ruinas Chac-hal-al.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Puerto Aventuras online holiday planner.

Puerto Aventuras is just a short distance from Playa del Carmen. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Aventuras are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Puerto Aventuras

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulum

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You've now added Shark Diving to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayan Beach, and then stroll through Tulum Tower. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Muyil and then contemplate the long history of Multum Ha Cenote.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum travel planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Aventuras to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tulum are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Chichen Itza

— 3 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, then explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, explore the gorgeous colors at Chinchorro Reef, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Ake.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in January since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.