24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Bus + Ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Holbox Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
8
Mahahual
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
End: Jerusalem

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Delfines and Forum Beach Cancun. Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium, and admire all the interesting features of Plaza de Toros Cancun.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cancun travel route planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Cancun is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Cancun due to the time zone difference. In September in Cancun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kukulcan Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Get outdoors at Playa Paraiso and Akumal Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Caleta Tankha Beach, stop by La Llorona, Head underground at Grand Cenote, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tulum visit app .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the ancient world of El Castillo, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza day trip planning app .

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

3
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.
Visit Playa Palancar and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Chichen Itza to Cozumel takes 6 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in September, expect Cozumel to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

1
night
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, stroll through Punta Coco Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Refugio Holbox. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Holbox Island trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cozumel to Holbox Island. September in Holbox Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop ©
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop

3
nights
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 22nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Parque Los Fundadores, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riviera Maya.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Playa del Carmen with the Route module. In September in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rio Secreto ©
Rio Secreto
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres trip builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Shark Beach ©
Shark Beach

2
nights
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Diamonds International and then kick back and relax at Mahahual Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben.

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Getting from Isla Mujeres to Mahahual by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Mahahual sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Diamonds International, Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben ©
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach

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