9 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

9 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Playa Chacmool, Mayan Museum of Cancun, Punta Sur, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary site.

Minneapolis, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in December; daily highs in Cancun reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Historic Sites Nightlife Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Coco Bongo Cancun ©
Coco Bongo Cancun
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cenote Chaak Tun, Rio Secreto, Akumal Beach, and other attractions.

Plan a trip to Playa del Carmen easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun

1
night
Cancun

Cancun ©
El Parque de las Palapas has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip site.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cancun by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sun).
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El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

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