5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
fly+Car:  3 h
1
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
2
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cancun
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen as well as Party Playa. On the 2nd (Sat), get a taste of local nightlife at Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen and then get a taste of local nightlife at Party Playa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen travel tool.

Miami, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen ©
Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen

1
night
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding as well as Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, then get a taste of local nightlife at Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar, and then stop by MexicArte.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum tour website.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Tulum by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in November, and nighttime lows around 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
MexicArte ©
MexicArte
Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar ©
Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar

1
day
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

2
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.
To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in November since evenings lows in Isla Mujeres dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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hours
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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cancun road trip website.

Traveling by car from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. November in Cancun sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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