16 days in Riviera Maya & Cancun Itinerary

16 days in Riviera Maya & Cancun Itinerary

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Akumal
— 7 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 day
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Cancun
— 7 nights
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Akumal

— 7 nights
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
You've added Dolphin Discovery Tulum - Akumal, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Xcaret and Croco Cun Zoo make great kid-friendly stops.

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Manchester, UK to Akumal is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Akumal reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen

— 1 day
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque Los Fundadores as well as Quinta Avenida. On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida and then stroll around Parque Los Fundadores.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Akumal to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Cancun

— 7 nights
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 Isla Mujeres Trips, Ventura Park, AquaWorld, and other attractions. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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.