7 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

7 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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7 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cancun
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Rio Lagartos
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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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.
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Amsterdam, Holland to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in November, with highs in Cancun at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rio Lagartos.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping
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Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas

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Rio Lagartos

Rio Lagartos ©
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural Ria Lagartos.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rio Lagartos trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cancun to Rio Lagartos in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Rio Lagartos

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Parque Natural Ria Lagartos ©
Parque Natural Ria Lagartos

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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 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, and finally explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rio Lagartos to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): cool off at Xel-Ha. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Amore Latino Tulum, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum route planning website .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in November since evenings lows in Tulum dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

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
Spas

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cozumel online attractions planner .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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