4 days in Mexico Itinerary

4 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Cancun
Drive:  1 h
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Cancun

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen travel itinerary planner.

Cancun to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. October in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen ©
Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, then stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Tulum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Kaahal Home Tulum ©
Kaahal Home Tulum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder app.

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In October in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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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 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Isla Brewing Company.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres planner.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Isla Mujeres takes 4 hours. In October in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Isla Brewing Company ©
Isla Brewing Company
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

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