16 days in Quintana Roo Itinerary

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Fly
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Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bacalar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chetumal
— 3 nights
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Cancun — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coco Bongo Cancun as well as Ikarus Kiteboard Mexico. Get in touch with nature at Playa Chacmool and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Xcacel Beach and Playa Langosta.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cancun road trip planning app.

Edmonton, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edmonton to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edmonton in November, with highs in Cancun at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen — 2 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You've now added Cenote Chaak Tun to your itinerary.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen day trip tool.

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 3 nights

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've added Cozumel Bar Hop, The coconut shack, Cozumel Surfing, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Cozumel day trip app.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulum.
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Tulum — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): stroll through Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals and then tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum sightseeing planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bacalar.
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Bacalar — 2 nights

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Stand-Up Paddleboarding has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Bacalar and Malecon de Chetumal.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bacalar trip planning app.

Getting from Tulum to Bacalar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chetumal.
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Chetumal — 3 nights

Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Malecon de Chetumal.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chetumal sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bacalar to Chetumal in an hour. November in Chetumal sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Quintana Roo travel guide

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One of Mexico's 31 states, Quintana Roo features a long Caribbean shoreline dotted with numerous modern tourist resorts, as well as small settlements preserving their traditional way of life and resisting the pitfalls of mass tourism. Cancun remains one of the most popular places to visit in Quintana Roo, but this area also boasts many less-crowded destinations made for vacationers seeking a bit of tranquility and lots of sunshine. The state also encompasses several islands, sheltering a varied native wildlife and serving as cozy retreats for anyone wishing to spend their Quintana Roo vacation fishing, diving, snorkeling, and basking on pristine sands.
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