11 days in Chichen Itza & Quintana Roo Itinerary

11 days in Chichen Itza & Quintana Roo Itinerary

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11 days in Chichen Itza & Quintana Roo Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
1
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Coba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Celestan Biosphere Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Xkopek Parque Apicola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, then examine the collection at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Hubiku.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza online itinerary planner .

Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coba.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku, Celestan Biosphere Reserve
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku

2
nights
Coba

Coba ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, then make a trip to Zoologika y Aldea Maya, and then contemplate the long history of Multum Ha Cenote.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coba trip planning app .

Getting from Chichen Itza to Coba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Coba, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sian Ka'an itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coba to Sian Ka'an. On the 15th (Sat), you're off toTulum.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Wildlife Parks
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

2
nights
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 16th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, explore the gorgeous colors at Cenotes Dos Ojos, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally view the masterpieces at Tulum Art Club. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Xel-Ha.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Tulum with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Tulum are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Xel-Ha
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Cenotes Dos Ojos ©
Cenotes Dos Ojos

3
nights
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 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cancun
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines

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