26 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

26 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula trip itinerary maker

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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Cancun
— 14 nights
Helicopter
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Chetumal
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Chichen Itza

— 2 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 26th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of The Ossuary and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Cozumel International Airport and Chichen Itza International Airport. June in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in June, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 85°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel and then explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Cozumel sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Isla Mujeres

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, then kick back and relax at Playa Norte, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tortugranja and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres online road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cozumel to Isla Mujeres in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Cancun

— 14 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Isla Shopping Village and Swim with Dolphins. Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso), Teamworks Adventures (in Playa del Carmen) and Puerto Morelos (National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos & Croco Cun Zoo). On the 12th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, play a few rounds at Moon Palace Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun online journey planner.

Ride a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a combination of to Chetumal.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Chetumal

— 3 nights
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Bring the kids along to Zona Arqueologica de Dzibanche - Kinichna and Museum de la cultura maya. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks and take in the pleasant sights at Malecon de Chetumal.

Make your Chetumal itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of from Cancun to Chetumal in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Cancun in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chetumal, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F.

Things to do in Chetumal

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.