9 days in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

9 days in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo trip planner

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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.
Attractions like The Amazing Cozumel Race and Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, and stop by Diamonds International.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel tour itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Cozumel is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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 29th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. In December in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by Mixik. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tulum are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Cozumel

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel travel planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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