ROUTE

DAY 1 || Rome - Cancun

8:35 Rome Fiumicino (FCO) – 16:35 Cancun (CUN) | flight time: 15h (2h stop at Paris airport)

Cancun Airport -> ADO Avenida Tulum bus station

Bus ticket bought at the bus station outside the airport, at a small stand right in front of the bus.
Ticket price 64pesos // ~$3

Stay overnight in Downtown Cancun // Hotel Parador

DAY 2 || IZAMAL - MERIDA

We leave Cancun by renting a car with American Car Rental.
Jeep Wrangler Sport for 9 days $560.

Cancun -> Izamal | driving time: 2h30 – 254km

Izamal is a small village painted in yellow, calm and very suggestive. We visited the little streets and the Convent.

After visiting the beautiful Izamal we continue briefly to Merida. Driving time: 0h50 – 67km

Stay overnight in Merida // Hotel Reforma

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Izamal

DAY 3 || MERIDA - UXMAL

In the morning visit of Merida, the square, the cathedral and the Palacio del Gobernador.
At El Trapiche we had the best tacos of the entire trip!

Merida -> Uxmal | driving time: 1h Visit of the ruins of Uxmal.

Stay overnight in Merida // Hotel Reforma

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Merida

DAY 4 || Chichén Itzá - IK KIL - VALLADOLID

Merida -> Chichén Itzá | tempo di guida: 1h25 – 122km
Visit of Chichen Itza ruins (one of the 7 Wonders of the World).

Chichén Itzá -> Ik Kil | driving time: 0h7 – 3km
Diving and swimming in Ik Kil cenote.

Ik Kil -> Valladolid | driving time: 0h40 – 40km
Visit of Valladolid, the Plaza and Parque Francisco Canton.
You must try the cochinita pibil at El Meson del Marques restaurant!

Stay overnight in Valladolid // La Aurora Hotel Colonial

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Chichén Itzá

DAY 5 || Valladolid - Cobá - Tulum

Visit to the ruins of Coba. I strongly recommend to arrive early in the morning – the park opens at 7am – to try the wonderful experience of being completely alone in the entire archaeological park nestled in the jungle. Here you can climb one of the only scalable pyramids of all Yucatan!
Ticket price 64pesos // ~$3
Cobá -> Tulum | driving time: 0h40 – 47km
Excursion by car to the Reserve of the Biosphere of Tulum where you can see the flora and fauna of the place, including crocodiles and flamingos.
Ticket price 59pesos // ~$3

Stay overnight in Tulum // Secret Garden

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Coba

DAY 6 || Tulum

Day at the beach in Tulum. Caribbean sea and beach are paradisiacal.

Delicious lunch at Mezzanine restaurant with Pad Thai and Australian burgers.

Stay overnight in Tulum // Azucar

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Tulum

DAY 7 || Tulum - Akumal

Fully relaxing day at the front beach.

Afternoon Tulum -> Akumal | driving time: 0h24 – 27km

Dreamy swim with turtles! Real free ones!!

Stay overnight in Tulum // Secret Garden

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Akumal

DAY 8 || Tulum

Morning at the beach. Afternoon happy hour on the beach and fresh fish dinner.

Stay overnight in Tulum // Secret Garden

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Tulum

DAY 9 || Playa del Carmen

Tulum -> Playa del Carmen | driving time: 0h54 – 65km
Full day spent walking around Playa del Carmen.

Stay overnight in Playa del Carmen // Hotel Sahara

DAY 10 || Cancun

Playa del Carmen -> Cancun | driving time: 1h – 68km

Visit of the Hotelera area in Cancun area and rest of the day at the beach.

Dinner, cocktails and stay overnight in Cancun // BSEA Plaza Hotel

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Cancun

DAY 11 || Cancun - Roma

Car drop off in Cancun, taxi to the airport
Cancun (CUN) -> Rome (FCO)