11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Cancun
— 1 day
2
Merida
— 2 nights
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
4
Cozumel
— 4 nights
5
Cancun
— Few hours

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary builder app.

Montreal, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Montreal in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cancun: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Patria, examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, then explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote X Batun. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina and then don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Merida road trip planning website.

You can fly from Cancun to Merida in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Cancun in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cenote X Batun ©
Cenote X Batun
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Cenotes Sac Actun. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tulum visit website.

You can drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. When traveling from Merida in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Cozumel Pearl Farm. And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, cast your line with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, and don't miss a visit to San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Spas

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hours
Cancun

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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