17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Terrace
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 3 nights
5
Bacalar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Terrace

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coco Bongo Cancun as well as Ikarus Kiteboard Mexico. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Chacmool and Xcacel Beach. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Playa Marlin. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, kick back and relax at Playa Langosta, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun travel planner.

Terrace, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Terrace to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Terrace in November; daily highs in Cancun reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Playa Marlin ©
Playa Marlin
Swim with Dolphins
Playa Chacmool ©
Playa Chacmool

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mamita's Beach Club as well as Cenote Chaak Tun. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): Head underground at Cenote Chaak Tun, enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Los Fundadores, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Mamita's Beach Club.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen online journey maker .

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores
Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun
Mamita's Beach Club ©
Mamita's Beach Club

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The coconut shack, Cozumel Surfing, Cozumel Bar Hop, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Cozumel Pearl Farm and El Paso del Cedral Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Reef and Photography Tours. There's more to do: stroll through El Mirador.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by car takes about 2 hours. November in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Outdoors Tours
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El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Beach. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals, then kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Akumal
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz

2
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Stand-Up Paddleboarding has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Lake Bacalar and Estromatolitos. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Malecon de Chetumal and Kohunlich.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bacalar trip planning site .

Drive from Tulum to Bacalar in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Tulum in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chetumal
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Cancun

Cancun ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get in on the family fun at Selvatica, and then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bacalar to Cancun with the Route module. While traveling from Bacalar, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Selvatica ©
Selvatica
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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