11 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

11 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Cancun
— 5 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights

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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.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Galeria Balance Cancunfor plenty of shopping. Zona Arqueologica El Rey and Punta Sur will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, Captain Dulche's Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cancun is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 82°F and lows are around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Balam Art On Feathers. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Skydiving. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, Art Gallery Miniature, &more), Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man, Chichen Itza, &more) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). There's still lots to do: tee off at Playacar Golf Club and admire the masterpieces at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen route planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Scuba & Snorkeling

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