6 days in Quintana Roo & Chichen Itza Itinerary

6 days in Quintana Roo & Chichen Itza Itinerary

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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
3
Tulum
— 1 night
4
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
5
Cozumel
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres route maker website.

New York City, USA to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. July in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Isla Brewing Company ©
Isla Brewing Company

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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 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Plataforma de Venus ©
Plataforma de Venus

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and finally get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tulum route planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in July; daily highs in Tulum reach 86°F and lows reach 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Amore Latino Tulum ©
Amore Latino Tulum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Xcaret and then take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen online journey planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Xcaret ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel road trip planning site.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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