19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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19 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 6 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
4
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Punta Molas Faro and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, admire all the interesting features of Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cozumel is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cozumel is minus 6 hours. In July, Cozumel is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Playa del Carmen (Playacar Golf Club & Quinta Avenida). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Fri) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum holiday maker app .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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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

3
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.
Chichen Itza and Casa de los Venados are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Ek Balam and Plataforma de Venus are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Chichen Itza side-trips: Cenote Hubiku (in Temozon), Valladolid (Zazil Tunich, Catedral de San Servasio, & more) and Santuario de los Santos Reyes (in Tizimin).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku, Ek Balam, Santuario de los Santos Reyes
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Isla Shopping Village and El Rey Archaeological Zone. Visiting Playa Delfines and Playa Norte will get you outdoors. Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres). Spend the 28th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Selvatica, stop by Plaza Las Americas, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Selvatica ©
Selvatica
Swim with Dolphins

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