17 days in Mexico & Miami Itinerary

17 days in Mexico & Miami Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico & Miami Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h
1
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and see the vivid underwater world at Two Eyes Cenote.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tulum online trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tulum is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in Maio, expect Tulum to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

4
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, look for gifts at Fernando Rodriguez, admire the masterpieces at Museo Frida Kahlo, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen road trip planning website.

Take a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Maio in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cancun, Mexico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun sightseeing planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in Maio, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

4
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Petals With Pizzazz (in Islamorada) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: stroll through South Beach, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and snap pictures at MacArthur Causeway Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Miami itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Cancun to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In Maio, daytime highs in Miami are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Largo, Petals With Pizzazz
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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