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

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church. Change things up with a short trip to Gran Cenote in Tulum (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen route maker app.

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. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get much hotter in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 81°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
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): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cancun route tool.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cancun are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Spas & Wellness

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