11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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11 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Montreal
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  9​h
1
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Mahahual
— 1 day
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Montreal in December; daily highs in Isla Mujeres reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

1
day
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mahahual journey builder website .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Mahahual in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry ©
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Step out of the city life by going to La Playa Xpuha and Cenote Chaak Tun. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Gran Cenote, Cenotes Sac Actun, & more) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Little Bali, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen driving holiday planning website .

You can take a bus from Mahahual to Playa del Carmen in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Mahahual, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Playa del Carmen, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tulum, La Playa Xpuha, Aktun Chen, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Climbing Tours
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Cozumel

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Rosa Wall and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Palancar Reef. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, stop by Punta Cana, and view the masterpieces at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. December in Cozumel sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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