5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Drive + Fly:  19 h
1
Tijuana
— 1 day
Fly:  7 h
2
Cancun
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Taxi:  2 h
4
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
day
Tijuana

Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tijuana trip planner.

New York City, USA to Tijuana is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Tijuana at 67°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Tijuana

Wineries Tours Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), meet the residents at Interactive Aquarium and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cancun route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tijuana to Cancun. The time zone difference when traveling from Tijuana to Cancun is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tijuana in January; daily highs in Cancun reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Adventure Tours
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Xcaret
Skydiving

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, thenlearn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel road trip planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by taxi takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in January, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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