11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Calakmul
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Campeche
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
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 14th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Black Coral Shop, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and finally make a trip to San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Galo Art Studio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cozumel holiday app .

Indianapolis, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in March, with highs in Cozumel at 81°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Visiting Paradise Beach and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, take in the exciting artwork at Sfer IK, and browse the exhibits of Art Gallery Miniature.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Calakmul Archaeological Zone and then examine the collection at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Calakmul trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Tulum to Calakmul in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calakmul Archaeological Zone
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Calakmul Archaeological Zone ©
Calakmul Archaeological Zone

1
night
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, take an in-depth tour of Centro Cultural "El Palacio" (Museo de Fortificaciones, Comercio y Navegación), and then examine the collection at Fuerte-Museo San Miguel.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Campeche tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Campeche takes 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fuerte-Museo San Miguel
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1
night
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 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

You can drive from Campeche to Chichen Itza in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Campeche in March since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, then stop by Tattooarte, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cancun tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in March, things will get slightly colder in Cancun: highs are around 82°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Spas

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