6 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 day
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Cancun
— 1 night
Fly

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Cozumel

— 1 day
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 8th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel route planning app.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In December in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, admire all the interesting features of Tulum Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme 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.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in December since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun tour builder.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in December since evenings lows in Cancun dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.