15 days in Newark & Riviera Maya Itinerary

15 days in Newark & Riviera Maya Itinerary

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Newark, United States
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Newark, United States

— 7 nights
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Get out of town with these interesting Newark side-trips: Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton), Princeton (St. Paul's Catholic Church, Princeton Public Library, &more) and Bury The Hatchet Toms River - Axe Throwing (in Toms River). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, stroll around Bayonne Park, take in the exciting artwork at DM Weil Gallery, and get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newark road trip planner.

New York City to Newark is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Newark

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 7 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Mayan Beach, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Rio Secreto, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can drive from Newark to Playa del Carmen in 57 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, with lows around 73°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Riviera Maya travel guide

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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.