10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

10 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
2
Cozumel
— 1 day
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
4
Yokdzonot
— 1 night
5
Izamal
— 1 night
6
Merida
— 1 night
7
Celestun
— 1 night

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 23rd (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and then don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip site.

Miami, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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Cozumel

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 25th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cozumel day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Kinichna, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Chichen Itza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yokdzonot.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kinichna
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Kinichna ©
Kinichna
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

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night
Yokdzonot

Yokdzonot ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yokdzonot trip planner.

Yokdzonot is just a short distance from Chichen Itza. In December, daytime highs in Yokdzonot are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You will leave for Izamal on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Yokdzonot

Nature · Parks
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Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Izamal day trip site.

You can drive from Yokdzonot to Izamal in an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Izamal when traveling from Yokdzonot in December, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites
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Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua

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night
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
On the 29th (Sat), make a trip to Paseo de Montejo and then explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Merida route builder site.

You can drive from Izamal to Merida in an hour. December in Merida sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Celestun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún

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Celestun

Celestun ©
On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Mangroves of Dzinitun, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Celestun Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Celestun vacation maker site.

Getting from Merida to Celestun by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Celestun are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Celestun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Celestun Wildlife Refuge
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Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun

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