31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
Bus:  4 h
3
Bacalar
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Holbox Island
— 1 day
Travel:  3 h 45 min
5
Isla Mujeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Cancun
— 7 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and The Mayan Cacao Company. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Palancar Reef, take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Reef, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and see the vivid underwater world at El Paso del Cedral Reef.

Plan trip to Cozumel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cozumel is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In September in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef

7
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Akumal Beach and Paradise Beach. Let the collections at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Balam Art On Feathers capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Mayan Beach, Ruins of Tulum, & more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's lots more to do: cool off at Xcaret Park, explore the world behind art at 3D Museum of Wonders, take in the exciting artwork at Ambarte, and shop like a local with Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Visiting Maya Chan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Fuerte de San Felipe and Museo de la Ciudad capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Chetumal (Museum de la cultura maya & Mayan World Adventures) and Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry (in Mahahual).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bacalar trip planner .

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chetumal, Mahahual
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Ciudad ©
Museo de la Ciudad

1
day
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Refugio Holbox, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Coco Beach, then view the masterpieces at La Choza de Fito, and finally look for gifts at Lolita Boutique Holbox.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Holbox Island road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bacalar to Holbox Island with the Route module. When traveling from Bacalar in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Holbox Island, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lolita Boutique Holbox ©
Lolita Boutique Holbox

4
nights
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.
Visit Playa Norte and Playa Lancheros for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Garrafon Natural Reef Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, cast your line with a fishing tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Isla Mujeres. October in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Antaras Onix and Galeria Balance Cancun. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Isla Shopping Village and Kukulcan Plaza. Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, stroll through Playa Tortugas, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, and see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kukulcan Plaza
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Selvatica ©
Selvatica

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