13 days in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

13 days in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

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13 days in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Cozumel

Cozumel ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, cast your line with a fishing tour, cool off at Paradise Beach, and stop by Diamonds International.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip builder.

Toronto, Canada to Cozumel is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Cozumel reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Spas & Wellness
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

5
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Relax by the water at Parque Los Fundadores and Xpu-ha Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Grand Cenote. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Plastic Flamingo & MiNiAtUrE art Gallery). Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. February in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Puerto Aventuras
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Climbing Tours
Xpu-ha Beach ©
Xpu-ha Beach
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores

2
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Punta Sur and Spas & Wellness. Step out of Cancun with an excursion to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres--about 1:05 hours away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Maya de Cancun, delve into the distant past at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), and stop by Coppel Plaza Las Americas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cancun online itinerary creator.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

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