4 days in Mexico Itinerary

4 days in Mexico Itinerary

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4 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Drive:  1​h
1
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.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen road trip app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Playa del Carmen. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. 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 look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner .

Take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cozumel trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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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), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Isla Brewing Company.

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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

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

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