8 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

8 days in Playa del Carmen & Cancun Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
2
Cancun
— 2 nights

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.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Tulum (Art Gallery Miniature, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum of Wonders.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planning app.

Budapest, Hungary to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Playa del Carmen. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Playa del Carmen, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Chichen Itza
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 9th (Sat), make a splash at Float Fun Cancun, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cancun are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zona Arqueologica El Rey ©
Zona Arqueologica El Rey

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