22 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

22 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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22 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Puerto Morelos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Rio Lagartos
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 45 min
8
Holbox Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h 45 min
9
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Cancun

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cancun online itinerary maker .

Mexico City to Cancun is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in Mai, expect Cancun to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

3
nights
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Isla Brewing Company, then kick back and relax at Playa Norte, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Tortugranja, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. In Mai, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum of Wonders. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. In Juni, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Puerto Morelos.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Tours Museums
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Skydiving
3D Museum of Wonders ©
3D Museum of Wonders

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose.

Start your trip to Puerto Morelos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Morelos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in Juni, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tulum.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Croco Cun Zoo ©
Croco Cun Zoo

4
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.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tulum online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Puerto Morelos to Tulum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in Juni, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In Juni, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer than Tulum - with highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dzibichaltun, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

2
nights
Rio Lagartos

On the 11th (Thu), get outside with Cocodrilario Rio Lagartos, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rio Lagartos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Rio Lagartos takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Santuario de los Santos Reyes
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Photography Tours
Santuario de los Santos Reyes ©
Santuario de los Santos Reyes
Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas

2
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, then stroll through Refugio Holbox, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Holbox Island sightseeing planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rio Lagartos to Holbox Island. In Juni, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Nature Tours
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Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon

4
nights
Cancun

Enjoy Cancun some more: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun vacation planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Cancun with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone
Scuba & Snorkeling

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