8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Cozumel
— 1 night
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
3
Tulum
— 1 night
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
5
Rio Lagartos
— 1 night
6
Cancun
— 1 night

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the galleries of BALAM Art Painted on Feathers and then get outside with Playa Azul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

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Miami, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Cozumel reach 86°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Playa Azul ©
Playa Azul

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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 22nd (Wed): take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen road trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. July in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Zipline
Skydiving

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and finally get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Tulum by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Tulum sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Chichen Itza, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer than Tulum - with highs of 92°F and lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Kax Ek
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stroll through Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rio Lagartos visit planning tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Rio Lagartos in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac ©
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac
Photography Tours
Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stop by Tattooarte, then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

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Getting from Rio Lagartos to Cancun by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Cancun, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins
Tattooarte ©
Tattooarte

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