7 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

7 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
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Cancun
— 2 nights

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Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Art Gallery Casa Tzutuhil. Head to Kaahal Home Tulum and Balam Art On Feathersfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Paradise Beach (in Tulum). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen travel website.

Chicago, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 81°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Zipline
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then stop by Tattooarte. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28 and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Cancun, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28

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