8 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

8 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 1 night
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
3
Tulum
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): catch a ride with Jeromi Transfers and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary planning website.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Cancun is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guatemala City to Cancun. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guatemala City in October: high temperatures in Cancun hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Theme Parks Adventure
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Float Fun Cancun ©
Float Fun Cancun
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
Step out of Playa del Carmen with an excursion to Ek Balam in Ek Balam Village--about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, get to know the resident critters at Xaman Ha Aviary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Los Fundadores.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen tour planner.

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ek Balam
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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