21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Tulum
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
La Isla Shopping Village and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Delfines and Playa Chacmool. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Spas, Playa Norte, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at El Rey Archaeological Zone, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Langosta, and stroll through Playa Caracol.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun online tour planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cancun is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Cancun is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Cancun at 86°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): Head underground at X'Canche Cenote and then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam.

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Drive from Cancun to Ek Balam Village in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cenote Chaak Tun and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Ecopark Kantun Chi and The Money Bar Beach Club. Venture out of the city with trips to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos) and Columbia Reef (in Cozumel). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, stroll through Chikin Ha, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cozumel, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, Ecopark Kantun Chi
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Ecopark Kantun Chi ©
Ecopark Kantun Chi
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Skydiving

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gran Cenote and Ziggy Beach. Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Miniature and Balam Art On Feathers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Coba (Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá & Multum Ha Cenote). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, kick back and relax at Akumal Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tulum itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Tulum by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June in Tulum, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal, Coba
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Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Shark Diving
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz

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