11 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

11 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

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11 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  28​h
1
Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Buenos Aires

7
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Tulum (Ruinas Mayas de Tulum & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: try out the rides at Xcaret Eco Theme Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Xaman Ha Aviary, and get in on the family fun at Xplor Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip generator.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

1
night
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 10th (Fri): look for gifts at La Isla Shopping Mall, then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun vacation planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines

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