9 days in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and stop by Diamonds International Cozumel.

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

Toronto, Canada to Cozumel is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Cozumel at 85°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen — 1 night

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 12th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip maker site.

Ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.
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Tulum — 3 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Mixik. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
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Cozumel

On the 16th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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