5 days in Cancun & Chichen Itza Itinerary

5 days in Cancun & Chichen Itza Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula trip planner

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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Cancun

— 3 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.
Step out of Cancun with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun vacation planner.

Monterrey to Cancun is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Monterrey to Cancun is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, and then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip planning tool.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cancun in April: highs in Chichen Itza hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature