5 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

5 days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

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Cancun
— 1 night
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 1 night
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Cancun

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cancun online visit planner.

Washington, USA to Cancun is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

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Playa del Carmen

— 1 night
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Tulum

— 1 night
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tulum travel route planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Cancun

— 1 night
To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cancun journey planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

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