5 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

5 days in Cancun & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo trip itinerary planner

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Cancun

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.
To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary tool.

Dallas, USA to Cancun is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Cancun is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Cancun dip to 75°F. You will leave for Playa del Carmen on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
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 Playa Norte as well as Xplor Park by Xcaret. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cancun

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife