8 days in Chicago & Riviera Maya Itinerary

8 days in Chicago & Riviera Maya Itinerary

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8 days in Chicago & Riviera Maya Itinerary

Start: Krakow, Poland
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Krakow, Poland

3
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip app .

Krakow, Poland to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Krakow to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in September; daily highs in Chicago reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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 (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Tulum Archaeological Site). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen attractions app .

Getting from Chicago to Playa del Carmen by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Playa del Carmen. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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