32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 7 nights
2
Playa del Carmen
— 14 nights
3
Bacalar
— 4 nights
4
Chetumal
— 5 nights

7
nights
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.
Attractions like La Isla Shopping Village and Swim with Dolphins make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, cool off at Wet'n Wild Cancun, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, and stroll through Playa Delfines.

Before you visit Cancun, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Denver, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Cancun. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

14
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Tulum Archaeological Site will thrill your kids. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Mayan Beach, Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, &more), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, see Off-Road Tours, and play a few rounds at Playacar Golf Club.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen day trip website.

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Chichen Itza, Akumal Beach, Spas, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. When in Bacalar, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil in Xpujil Town, approximately Xpujil Town away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, make a trip to Cocalitos, delve into the distant past at Pyramid of the Masks, and get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bacalar tour planner.

Take a shuttle from Playa del Carmen to Bacalar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Playa del Carmen in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Bacalar, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chetumal.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Pyramid of the Masks, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

5
nights
Chetumal

Chetumal ©
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Attractions like Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya and Dzibanche make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chetumal: Mahahual (Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Kohunlich, take in the pleasant sights at El Malecon de Chetumal, and head outdoors with Mayan World Adventures.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chetumal online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Chetumal takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chetumal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mahahual
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Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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