18 days in Playa del Carmen & Chichen Itza Itinerary

18 days in Playa del Carmen & Chichen Itza Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yucatan Peninsula travel route planner

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Playa del Carmen
— 14 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen

— 14 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Riviera Adventours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Akumal Beach and Playa Tortugas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Cancun (Playa Delfines, La Isla Shopping Village, &more), Tulum (Mayan Beach, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). On the 8th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at Xplor Park by Xcaret. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, view the masterpieces at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and explore the landscape on two wheels at La Ruta de los Cenotes.

Plan my day in Playa del Carmen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Playa del Carmen. January in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Chichen Itza

— 3 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 12th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot and then explore the fascinating underground world of Homun Cenotes.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips