4 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

4 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula trip planner

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Fly to Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive
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Tulum
— 1 night
Drive
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Cancun
— 1 night
Fly

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Chichen Itza

— 1 day
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 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Chichen Itza, gain interesting insight with Flavio's Tours, and then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

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Newark, USA to Chichen Itza is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Chichen Itza at 85°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Tulum

— 1 night
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

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Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 5th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

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Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping
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Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Theme Parks
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.