5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  6 h
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

1
night
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.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Cancun is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Cancun is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in January, expect nights in Cancun to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Marlin ©
Playa Marlin
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): Head underground at Gran Cenote, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, then stroll through Mayan Beach, and finally stop by Kaahal Home Tulum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tulum day trip website .

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In February in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

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