14 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

14 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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14 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Libreville
Fly:  29​h
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Libreville

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Rosa Wall and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner .

Libreville, Gabon to Cozumel is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Libreville to Cozumel, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Xel-Ha and Aktun Chen. Tulum Archaeological Site and Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and 3D Museum of Wonders (in Playa del Carmen). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote and shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum planning tool .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, then view the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, then Head underground at Cenote Hubiku, and finally explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Samula.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza road trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer than Tulum - with highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku
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Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. Here are some ideas for day two: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. July in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

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