13 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

13 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Riviera Maya trip planner

Make it your trip
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Puerto Morelos
— 3 nights
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Tulum
— 9 nights
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Puerto Morelos

— 3 nights

Jewel of Mexican Caribbean

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Escape the urban bustle at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cenote La Noria, enjoy the sea views from Puerto Morelos Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojo de Agua Beach, and make a trip to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Morelos trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Puerto Morelos is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Puerto Morelos due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Morelos, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Tulum

— 9 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Playa Xpuha. Visit Tulum Archaeological Site and Temple of the Bearded Man for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Aventuras (Ecopark Kantun Chi & Xpu-ha Beach), Chichen Itza (Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Ziggy Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen, stroll through Mayan Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum route planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Morelos to Tulum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Riviera Maya travel guide

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Theme Parks · Zipline · Scuba & Snorkeling
Well-preserved ruins and stunning white-sand beaches make for memorable Riviera Maya vacations, though this coastal area also features a number of modern cities ideal for soaking up some local culture and learning about Mexican cuisine. Stretching for approximately 100 km (60 mi) along the Caribbean coastline, this region serves as one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, known for containing big-name resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If you get tired of sun and sand, enrich your Riviera Maya sightseeing experience by visiting the area's eco-archaeological theme parks, which preserve swathes of wilderness and encompasses restored structures from the Mayan period.