9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Salvador
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Merida
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: San Salvador

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally ponder the design of Coral Reefs Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planning website.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Cozumel is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Salvador in February: highs in Cozumel hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Submarine Tours

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tulum trip builder site.

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. February in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uxmal and Hacienda Sotuta de Peon. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral, make a trip to Paseo de Montejo, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Merida vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Tulum, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Uxmal
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon ©
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

2
nights
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 15th (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Escenica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Merida to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Cancun, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Spas Adventure
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spas
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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