8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), view the masterpieces at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers and then get outside with Playa Azul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker tool.

Miami, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in July: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 86°F and lows are around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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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): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Quinta Avenida and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Adventure · Outdoors · 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and finally get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

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

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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 (Sun): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip builder tool.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in July; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 92°F and lows reach 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Kax Ek
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head outdoors with Cocodrilario Rio Lagartos and then explore the activities along Las Coloradas.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Rio Lagartos trip website.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Rio Lagartos in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Las Coloradas ©
Las Coloradas

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