11 days in Chichen Itza & Cancun Itinerary

11 days in Chichen Itza & Cancun Itinerary

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11 days in Chichen Itza & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Culiacan
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cancun
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Culiacan

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 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza holiday planner.

Culiacan to Chichen Itza is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Culiacan in October, you will find days in Chichen Itza are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

7
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Aktun Chen (in Akumal), Playa del Carmen (Parque Los Fundadores & Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church) and Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte, Punta Sur, & more). Spend the 9th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pamper yourself for a day on the 12th (Thu) at some of the top local wellness centers. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Escenica, tee off at Moon Palace Golf Course, and explore and take pictures at Plaza de Toros Cancun.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cancun travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, Cancun is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen, Kukulcan Plaza
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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