9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula tour planner

Make it your trip
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Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 1 night

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Cancun

— 2 nights
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 26th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Tattooarte, and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28 and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun journey maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In March in Cancun, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Tulum

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Gran Cenote and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

Plan a Tulum trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Chinchorro Reef, explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in April: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 93°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Cozumel

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat): explore the galleries of Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cozumel visit planning site.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in April; daily highs in Cozumel reach 83°F and lows reach 70°F.

Things to do in Cozumel

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

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.