9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
2
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

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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.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cancun trip builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Cancun, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Cancun is warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. You will leave for Merida on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
You've now added Celestun to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Merida Cathedral and Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at EcoMuseo del Cacao and Casa Museo Montes Molina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal (in Izamal) and Hacienda Yaxcopoil (in Yaxcopoil). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus.

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Traveling by flight from Cancun to Merida takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Merida are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Izamal, EcoMuseo del Cacao, Hacienda Yaxcopoil
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Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo ©
Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo

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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Mayan Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum online travel planner.

Getting from Merida to Tulum by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Merida in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cancun

Cancun ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and then kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cancun online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cancun

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Zona Arqueologica El Rey ©
Zona Arqueologica El Rey
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach

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