13 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Panama City Itinerary

13 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Panama City Itinerary

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13 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Panama City Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Fly:  14​h
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

3
nights
Cancun, Mexico

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.
When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Playa Delfines, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in September, Cancun is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

5
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Gran Cenote), Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza). There's much more to do: make a splash at Xcaret Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Cristal, delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Tulum, Cenote Cristal, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Ek Balam
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Panama City is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, learn about all things military at Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Soberania National Park.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Playa del Carmen to Panama City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Soberania National Park ©
Soberania National Park
Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo

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