13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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13 days in Mexico Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Tulum
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 45​min
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
ferry + bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
Newark

3
days
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Playa del Carmen (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, and kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tulum sightseeing planner.

Newark, USA to Tulum is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tulum, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Women's Beading Cooperative, meet the residents at Tortugranja (Turtle Farm), and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres vacation trip planner.

Getting from Tulum to Isla Mujeres by bus takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

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Punta Sur
Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) ©
Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)

3
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia Reef and Paradise Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

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Palancar Reef
Paradise Beach
Paradise Beach

4
days
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Tomas Spangler Photography Gallery. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa del Amor, look for gifts at Bella Luca Emporium, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Medano Beach
Medano Beach
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Marina Cabo San Lucas
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Playa del Amor

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