8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights

2
nights
Cozumel

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 2nd (Thu): stop by Black Coral Shop, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, thenfind something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Newark, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. When traveling from Newark in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

3
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen & Xcaret). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tulum itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

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Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
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 7th (Tue): make a trip to Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, Chichen Itza is somewhat warmer than Tulum - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

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Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

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