5 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

5 days in Riviera Maya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Riviera Maya trip planner

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Fly to Cancún International Airport, Drive to Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos
— 1 night
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights


Puerto Morelos

— 1 night

Jewel of Mexican Caribbean

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Los Colibries Mayan Jungle Spa. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Super Casa Martin, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Los Colibries Mayan Jungle Spa, then meet the residents at Croco Cun Zoo, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Morelos trip planning app.

Nashville, USA to Puerto Morelos is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Puerto Morelos is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Morelos when traveling from Nashville in July, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Spas · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Playa del Carmen

— 3 nights
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 Tulum (Ana y Jose Beach Club, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Fernando Rodriguez, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can drive from Puerto Morelos to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Theme Parks

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Riviera Maya travel guide

Theme Parks · Zipline · Scuba & Snorkeling
Well-preserved ruins and stunning white-sand beaches make for memorable Riviera Maya vacations, though this coastal area also features a number of modern cities ideal for soaking up some local culture and learning about Mexican cuisine. Stretching for approximately 100 km (60 mi) along the Caribbean coastline, this region serves as one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, known for containing big-name resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If you get tired of sun and sand, enrich your Riviera Maya sightseeing experience by visiting the area's eco-archaeological theme parks, which preserve swathes of wilderness and encompasses restored structures from the Mayan period.