9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in Yucatan Peninsula Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula vacation planner
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Fly to Cancún International Airport, Drive to Puerto Morelos
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Puerto Morelos
— 1 night
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Drive
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Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive
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Merida
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Morelos
— 1 night
Drive to Cancún International Airport, Fly to Boise

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Puerto Morelos — 1 night

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Morelos trip itinerary builder website.

Boise, USA to Puerto Morelos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boise in May: highs in Puerto Morelos hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen — 1 night

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Morelos to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will leave for Valladolid on the 1st (Wed).
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife
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Valladolid — 1 night

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa de los Venados, Templo de Kukulkan and Chichen Itza. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then delve into the distant past at Templo de Kukulkan.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valladolid journey planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in June, expect Valladolid to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 79°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merida.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Merida — 2 nights

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.
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Take the guesswork out of planning a Merida vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Merida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Merida sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulum.
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Tulum — 2 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Zona Arqueologica de Coba and Tulum Archaeological Site. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Coba and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip website.

You can drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in June, expect nights in Tulum to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Puerto Morelos.
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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
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Puerto Morelos — 1 night

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Morelos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tulum to Puerto Morelos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

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Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline
A trip to Yucatan Peninsula takes visitors to the southeastern section of Mexico, an area that housed the legendary Maya civilization before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Much of the region's population traces its origins back to this old culture, and in many of the smaller settlements residents continue to speak the Maya language in addition to Spanish. Yucatan Peninsula tourism thrives largely thanks to the popularity of Cancun, a modern resort town on the so-called "Mayan Riviera." Away from the white-sand coastline, this part of Mexico treats visitors to some of the finest examples of Mayan pyramids and temples, offering a glimpse into the continent's pre-Hispanic history.
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