8 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Cozumel Itinerary

8 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Cozumel Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Taxi:  2 h
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Cancun at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan my day in Playa del Carmen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel day trip website.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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