12 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

12 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo route planner

Make it your trip
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Cancun
— 6 nights
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
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Cancun
Fly

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Cancun

— 6 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.
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun driving holiday planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cancun. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 16:

Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Playa Chen Rio, The Money Bar Beach Club, Ek Balam, and other attractions. Go for a jaunt from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel to see Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club about 3h 15 min away.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip app.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Cancun

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun travel route app.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21: