10 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

10 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

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10 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

Start: Cancun
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Cancun

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Isla Shopping Village and Interactive Aquarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Guadalupe Chapel). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, stop by Joyería Ambarte, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cancun online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

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Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Cozumel (Galo Art Studio, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Side Trip

Cozumel
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Tulum by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tulum

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Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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