10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Izamal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Cancun

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.
For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary builder app .

Mexico City to Cancun is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cancun. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in October, with highs in Cancun at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

3
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
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 Las Coloradas. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Las Coloradas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Hubiku, then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam, and finally Head underground at Cenote Xkeken. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, make a trip to Palacio Municipal, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Ria Lagartos.

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Getting from Cancun to Valladolid by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, Cenote Hubiku
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos

2
nights
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 28th (Mon), explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestan Biosphere Reserve, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Chinchorro Reef.

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Drive from Valladolid to Chichen Itza in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Izamal.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Yaxuna, Xcajum, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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nights
Izamal

Izamal ©
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. Visiting Homun Cenotes and Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant will get you outdoors. Visit Convento de San Antonio de Padua and Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Izamal to Cuzama to see Cenotes Cuzama about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal, delve into the distant past at Izamal Ruins, and stop by Hecho a Mano.

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Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Izamal takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in October since evenings lows in Izamal dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Izamal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Homun, Cenotes Cuzama
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Cenotes Cuzama ©
Cenotes Cuzama
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Homun Cenotes ©
Homun Cenotes

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