9 days in Akumal, Tulum & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

9 days in Akumal, Tulum & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Riviera Maya trip planner

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Akumal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Akumal

— 2 nights
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Yal-ku Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Lamanai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Akumal Bay Dive Center, then stroll around EcoRanchoMayamar, and then Head underground at Aktun Chen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Akumal sightseeing planner.

Atlanta, USA to Akumal is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Akumal, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Flavio's Tours in Chichen Itza--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tulum trip itinerary maker site.

Tulum is very close to Akumal. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks