6 days in Tulum & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

6 days in Tulum & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Riviera Maya sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Tulum
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Tulum

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 14th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and then explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tulum day trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Tulum is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Playa del Carmen

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Spend the 18th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, explore the world behind art at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen tour planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks