I have been in the Yucatan Peninsula twice and I would go again and again. The fascinating Maya history and the astonishing landscapes make this place magic.
Take the time to discover the hidden beauties of Yucatan and don’t get stuck only with the most touristic places!
I recommend to rent a car in Cancún airport and to start your trip on the road from there. You might take a hotel in one of the villages along the coast and use it as a base to travel around in Quintana Roo state. We stayed in Villa Morena in the middle of the countryside and loved it. You might choose Mérida as base city for the second part of your trip to visit the Yucatán state.
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Quintana Roo State
Day 1: Fly to Cancún and rent a car
Day 2 and Day 3: Spend a couple of days snorkeling or diving in Isla Cozumel or Isla Mujeres
Day 4: Visit Tulúm and snorkel in the Gran Cenote
Day 5:Visit the archaeological site of Koba and snorkel or dive in Cenote 2 Ojos
Day 6:Discover the Sian Ka’an Reserve
Day 7:Visit Valladolid and the archaeological site of Ek’Balam
Day 8. Visit Chichen Itza (you can also decide to watch the light show in the evening) and Izamal
Day 9:Visit Mérida
Day 10:Visit some haciendas close to Mérida and see the evening light show in Uxmal
Day 11:Enjoy Celestún and the pink flamingos
Day 12:Drive over the hills of the Ruta Puu to see more archaeological sites
Day 13:Visit the Dzibilchaltun archeological site and swim in the beautiful cenote, then spend some relaxing time in Progreso
Day 14:Fly back home from Mérida or, if not possible, drive back to Cancún and fly from there