17 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

17 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Drive to Ciudad Juarez, Fly to Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
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Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen
Drive
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Valladolid
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Holbox Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
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Playa del Carmen
Fly to Ciudad Juarez, Drive to El Paso

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Playa del Carmen

— 2 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Casa del Habano, Parque Los Fundadores and Playa Playacar.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip maker.

El Paso, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from El Paso to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife
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Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
You've added Cozumel Pearl Farm, Free Walking Tour Cozumel, The coconut shack, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Playa del Carmen (about 1h 45 min away).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cozumel are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Side Trip

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Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Paamul Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cenote Cristalino and Centro Ecologico Akumal. Explore hidden gems such as Gran Cenote and Half Moon Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Akumal (Mexicarte & Yal-ku Lagoon).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planning tool.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Playa del Carmen

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Playa del Carmen

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen driving holiday planning site.

You'll set off for Valladolid on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Valladolid

— 1 night

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa de los Venados, Kuxtal Cafe & Mexican Art and Free Walking Tour Valladolid. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): Head underground at Suytun Cenote, get the lay of the land with Free Walking Tour Valladolid, then don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Kuxtal Cafe & Mexican Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valladolid online route planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Valladolid, with lows of 79°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Valladolid

Museums · Shopping · Nightlife · Tours
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Holbox Island

— 1 night
You've now added Playa Punta Cocos to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mosquito.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Holbox Island holiday builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Valladolid to Holbox Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Holbox Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Playa del Carmen

— 6 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Two Eyes Cenote, Caleta Tankha Beach and Soliman Bay Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 3D Museum of Wonders and Faro de Puerto Morelos. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Puerto Morelos and La Ruta de los Cenotes. Step out of Playa del Carmen to go to Puerto Morelos and see Snorkeling Puerto Morelos, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Enjoy Playa del Carmen some more: play a few rounds at Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya and get to know the resident critters at Xaman Ha Aviary.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Playa del Carmen with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Playa del Carmen

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen driving holiday app.

On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

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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.