16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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16 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Isla Contoy
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Vienna

1
day
Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): head off the coast to Contoy Adventures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Isla Contoy online trip planner .

Vienna, Austria to Isla Contoy is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Vienna to Isla Contoy. When traveling from Vienna in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Isla Contoy, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Isla Contoy

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Contoy Adventures ©
Contoy Adventures

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get outside with Mirador de Muna, see the interesting displays at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, explore the ancient world of Kabah, then examine the collection at Choco Story, and finally explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uxmal trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Isla Contoy to Uxmal with the Route module. When traveling from Isla Contoy in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uxmal: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Mirador de Muna, Kabah
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena ©
Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
Choco Story ©
Choco Story

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.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, then explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, examine the collection at Cenote Hubiku, and then don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip planning website .

You can drive from Uxmal to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 3D Museum of Wonders and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Quinta Avenida (in Playa del Carmen). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in June; daily highs in Tulum reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, La Playa Xpuha, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Columbia Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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.
Get in touch with nature at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Croco Cun Zoo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Captain Dulche's Museum and Mayan Museum of Cancun. Step out of Cancun to go to Isla Mujeres and see Punta Sur, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 5th (Fri) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cancun online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Cozumel to Cancun in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©

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