15 days in Quintana Roo & Riviera Maya Itinerary

15 days in Quintana Roo & Riviera Maya Itinerary

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15 days in Quintana Roo & Riviera Maya Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Punta Sur and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to see Guadalupe Chapel about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun vacation planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cancun. Traveling from Vancouver in February, things will get much warmer in Cancun: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

1
night
Mahahual

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 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mahahual online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Mahahual takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Cancun, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry ©
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry

5
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You've now added Cenote Corazon Del Paraiso to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and The Ossuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ek Balam and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Chichen Itza (Las Monjas, Temple of the Bearded Man, & more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

Discover how to plan a Tulum trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Mahahual to Tulum by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Mahahual, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cenote Corazon Del Paraiso ©
Cenote Corazon Del Paraiso
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Paradise Beach Cozumel. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, and relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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