16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
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Bacalar
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cancun holiday maker app.

New York City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lancheros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to El Centro, then don't miss a visit to Women's Beading Cooperative, and finally see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isla Mujeres trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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Beach
Playa Norte
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Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then head outdoors with Mayan World Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla Mujeres to Bacalar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Isla Mujeres in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Bacalar, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Water Body
Lake Bacalar
4.8

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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paradise Beach and Gran Cenote. We've included these beaches for you: Mayan Beach and Akumal Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tulum travel planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bacalar in May: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Beach
Mayan Beach
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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Playa Xpuha and Croco Cun Zoo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Xpu-ha Beach and Riviera Maya. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Vidrio Soplado Mexicano.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tulum to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
La Playa Xpuha
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Beach
Xpu-ha Beach
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Beach
Riviera Maya
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Spas & Wellness. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cozumel are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Spas · Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
5.0

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