15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

15 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Coba
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ek Balam and Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church. Visit Ek Balam and Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Gran Cenote). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Vidrio Soplado Mexicano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen online trip planner.

New York City, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Playa del Carmen is warmer than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Ek Balam, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

1
night
Isla Mujeres

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.
On the 20th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Isla Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, don't miss a visit to Women's Beading Cooperative, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, and finally see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres day trip planning app.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres in 2 hours. In November in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel
Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon ©
Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Uxmal and Dzibilchaltún. Visit Convento de San Antonio de Padua and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan for their historical value. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Mayapan Ruins, view the masterpieces at Galeria Merida, don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, and steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Merida itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Isla Mujeres to Merida takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in November, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Uxmal, Convento de San Antonio de Padua
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mayan Route (La Ruta Maya). Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then hike along Mayan Route (La Ruta Maya), and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Jose.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Merida to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coba.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Iglesia de San Jose
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Iglesia de San Jose ©
Iglesia de San Jose
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

1
night
Coba

Coba ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Multum Ha Cenote, then delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, and then explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

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Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Coba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Coba can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nohoch Mul
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote
Nohoch Mul ©
Nohoch Mul

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Amazing Cozumel Race and Paradise Beach Cozumel. Popular historic sites such as San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, and explore the galleries of Galo Art Studio.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coba to Cozumel takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coba in November since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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