9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

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.
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun tour itinerary maker website .

Vancouver, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Cancun is 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get warmer in Cancun: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Celestun has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Merida Cathedral and Iglesia de Jesus are in your itinerary. Let the collections at EcoMuseo del Cacao and Casa Museo Montes Molina capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (in Yaxcopoil) and Izamal (Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal & Piramide de Kinich Kak Moo). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Merida journey site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Izamal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil, EcoMuseo del Cacao
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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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nights
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 16th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayan Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then explore the galleries of MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary planning site .

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 a bit cooler days in Tulum, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

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

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Cancun

Cancun ©
Kick 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 El Rey Archaeological Zone, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and then kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cancun

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach

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