12 days in Tulum, Chichen Itza & Puerto Morelos Itinerary

12 days in Tulum, Chichen Itza & Puerto Morelos Itinerary

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1
Tulum
— 2 nights
2
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Morelos
— 7 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site and then whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Gran Cenote and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Cozumel International Airport, Cancún International Airport and Chichen Itza International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Tulum are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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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 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, then explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek, then explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip builder site.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Kax Ek, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

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nights
Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos ©
A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Cenotes Zapote Ecopark has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Rancho Bonanza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Morelos: Cozumel (Benito Juarez Park, Black Coral Shop, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Cenote La Noria, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Morelos trip website.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Puerto Morelos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cozumel
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Cenotes Zapote Ecopark ©
Cenotes Zapote Ecopark
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Spas