11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
3
Merida
— 4 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Chaak Tun, thenexplore the ancient world of Adoratorio, Ruinas Chac-hal-al, and then stroll through La Playa Xpuha.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Columbus, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in February, with highs in Playa del Carmen at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Adoratorio, Ruinas Chac-hal-al, La Playa Xpuha
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Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Riviera Maya ©
Riviera Maya

3
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 26th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, thenkick back and relax at Mayan Beach, thenexplore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and then stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum holiday tool.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Shark Diving
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uxmal and EcoMuseo del Cacao. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Mangroves of Dzinitun. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: Grutas de Lol-Tun (in Oxkutzcab), Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo) (in Calkini) and Grutas de Calcehtok (in Calcehtok). Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, explore the striking landscape at Cenote X Batun, view the masterpieces at Nahualli Casa de los Artistas, and examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Merida day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Tulum in February, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mangroves of Dzinitun, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Grutas de Lol-Tun, Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo), EcoMuseo del Cacao
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo) ©
Isla Arena (Isla del Sabalo)

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