16 days in Quintana Roo Itinerary

16 days in Quintana Roo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
2
Cancun
— 3 nights
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
4
Xcalak
— 1 night
5
Tulum
— 5 nights
6
Cozumel
— 4 nights

1
night
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 2nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isla Mujeres trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect nights in Isla Mujeres to be much warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas. Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and Scorpion’s Temple. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Cancun are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Golf Beaches
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Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

1
night
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 6th (Thu), look for gifts at Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thencool off at Maya Chan Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Mahahual Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mahahual day trip site.

You can drive from Cancun to Mahahual in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Cancun in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Xcalak.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach
Spas

1
night
Xcalak

Xcalak ©
Xcalak is a village of 375 inhabitants in the municipality of Othón P. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes XTC Dive Center. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): head outdoors with XTC Dive Center and then explore the gorgeous colors at Parque Nacional de Arrecifes.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Xcalak journey planning app.

You can drive from Mahahual to Xcalak in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Xcalak

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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XTC Dive Center ©
XTC Dive Center

5
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Tulum Archaeological Site and La Sirena's Fine Mexican Handcrafts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Xcalak to Tulum by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Xcalak in August, with highs in Tulum at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Cozumel

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chabad of Cozumel and BALAM Art Painted on Feathers. Relax by the water at Playa Palancar and Playa El Cielo. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Parque Arqueologico, and examine the collection at The Mayan Cacao Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel day trip planning tool.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Cozumel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Spas
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company

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