8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Guadalajara
Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Uxmal
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
2
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Guadalajara

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hours
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uxmal tour itinerary planner.

Guadalajara to Uxmal is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in April, with highs in Uxmal at 43°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at X'Canche Cenote and then steep yourself in history at Ek Balam.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ek Balam Village online travel route builder.

Drive from Uxmal to Ek Balam Village in 3 hours. When traveling from Uxmal in April, plan for little chillier days in Ek Balam Village, with highs around 39°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

3
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Gran Cenote. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Akumal to see Aktun Chen about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Tulum takes 2 hours. In April, Tulum is a bit cooler than Ek Balam Village - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Aktun Chen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Rosa Wall and Columbia Reef. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

Plan trip to Cozumel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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