15 days in Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

15 days in Playa del Carmen & Tulum Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Riviera Maya attractions planner

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Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
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Tulum
— 7 nights
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Playa del Carmen

— 7 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba Life Cozumel and Ecopark Kantun Chi. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, Women's Beading Cooperative, &more) and Cozumel (Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art & Santa Rosa Wall). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum of Wonders, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and stop by Fernando Rodriguez.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Playa del Carmen. In November, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tulum

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Mayan Cacao Company. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: EcoRanchoMayamar (in Akumal) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the activities along Cenote Car Wash, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tulum visit planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips