31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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:  4 h
5
Isla Mujeres
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Cancun
— 7 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Galo Art Studio. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Punta Molas Faro. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Palancar, have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cozumel Country Club.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cozumel driving holiday planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cozumel is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar 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.
Head to Balam Art On Feathers and Tulum Art Clubfor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Tulum (Mayan Beach, Paradise Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Casa Tzutuhil, admire the masterpieces at Museo Frida Kahlo, and explore the galleries of Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bacalar.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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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. Get some historical perspective at Dzibanche and Pyramid of the Masks. Get some cultural insight at Fuerte de San Felipe and Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bacalar: Mahahual (Maya Chan Beach, Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bacalar journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Playa del Carmen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahahual, Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben, Dzibanche, Pyramid of the Masks
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

1
day
Holbox Island

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Holbox Island sightseeing site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bacalar to Holbox Island. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bacalar in October: highs in Holbox Island hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Get some cultural insight at Punta Sur and Guadalupe Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Playa Norte and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tortugranja, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Isla Mujeres. In October in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas for some beach relaxation. La Isla Shopping Village and Museo del Automovil Antiguo del Sureste are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 11th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Selvatica, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Balance Cancun, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica El Meco.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cancun day trip site.

Traveling by car from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. In October in Cancun, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Selvatica ©
Selvatica

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