Cancun Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Cancun in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Cancun in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Cancun that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Cancun itinerary.

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3 Days in Cancun - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Featuring 14 miles of primeval coastlines, towering Mayan ruins, delightful eco-parks, and generous bouts of adventure, Cancun is the perfect place to go on a memorable vacation. One of the most-visited destinations in Mexico, this vibrant city is replete with plenty of interesting attractions worth visiting. When planning a trip of 3 days in Cancun, take a note of these must-do things in this bustling heaven!

What to See in 3 Days in Cancun


The Caribbean Cancun coasts are nothing short of a paradise for beach lovers and sun worshippers. The beaches of de las Perlas, Juventud, Linda, Langosta, Tortugas, Caracol, and Chac-Mool are some of the most popular coasts in Cancun which are certainly worth visiting. If you are not fond of crowds, then you can also opt for the lesser known beaches like Playa Maroma, Playa Delfines, and the Akumal Beach for a relaxing experience!

Mayan Ruins!

Coba, Chichen Itza, and Tulum, some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in all of Mexico, are luckily located just a few hours away from Cancun and are doable within a day. Some of the most spectacular ruins in Yucatan, they were the major hubs of the Mayan civilization. If you do not want to take a day's trip to these ruins, you can visit the Maya Museum (Museo Maya de Cancun) to learn more about the region's rich history.

Cancun Underwater Museum

(MUSA), a submerged attraction housing an underwater sculpture garden of 470 statues, has to be a part of your 3D/2N itinerary in Cancun! Dive into the waters and swim amidst these fascinating statues.

Things to Eat in Cancun:


It would indeed be a shame if you spend 72 hours in Cancun without sampling the tastiest dish of the Mexican cuisine! Tortillas filled with different fillings and sauces pamper your taste buds as no other food would.

Delicious Empanadas,

fried pastries stuffed with various tasty fillings are a must-have in Cancun. Another popular lip-smacking street-food of Cancun is a torta - a Mexican sandwich served on a toasted bread roll and stuffed with delicious meats and veggies!

Esquites -

boiled corn kernels topped with mayonnaise, hot sauce and chili powder - a Mexican specialty, are found abundantly in Cancun. Do try them if you are looking for vegetarian options!
Marquesita, churros and fried bananas (platanos Fritos) are a must-have for dessert lovers when in Cancun!

Cancun Tours to Check Out for Your 3-day Trip

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Best Hotels in Cancun for 3 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Cancun itinerary 3 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Cancun. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Cancun in 4 days or 5 days.

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