10 days in Quintana Roo Itinerary

10 days in Quintana Roo Itinerary

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Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Fly to Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Mahahual
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Isla Mujeres

— 1 night
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres travel route builder site.

Mexico City to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Isla Mujeres, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, expect Isla Mujeres to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:


— 2 nights
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cozumel online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:


— 2 nights
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Costa Maya Port and then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Mahahual and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Mahahual in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Cozumel in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mahahual, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bacalar.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:


— 3 nights
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. When in Bacalar, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben in Chacchoben, approximately Chacchoben away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, get engrossed in the history at Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar, get outside with Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bacalar travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Mahahual to Bacalar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Quintana Roo travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline · Theme Parks
One of Mexico's 31 states, Quintana Roo features a long Caribbean shoreline dotted with numerous modern tourist resorts, as well as small settlements preserving their traditional way of life and resisting the pitfalls of mass tourism. Cancun remains one of the most popular places to visit in Quintana Roo, but this area also boasts many less-crowded destinations made for vacationers seeking a bit of tranquility and lots of sunshine. The state also encompasses several islands, sheltering a varied native wildlife and serving as cozy retreats for anyone wishing to spend their Quintana Roo vacation fishing, diving, snorkeling, and basking on pristine sands.