5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Miami
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

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): join in the after-dark buzz at Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen and then get a taste of local nightlife at Party Playa.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen visit website .

Miami, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also fly; or drive. November in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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 some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then join in the after-dark buzz at Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar, and then look for gifts at MexicArte.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in November since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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 where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder 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 enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cancun road trip app .

Drive from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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