10 days in Cancun, Tulum & Chichen Itza Itinerary

10 days in Cancun, Tulum & Chichen Itza Itinerary

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10 days in Cancun, Tulum & Chichen Itza Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
2
Tulum
— 1 night
3
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  13​h
End: San Jose

4
nights
Cancun

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.
Popular historic sites such as Punta Sur and Zona Arqueológica El Meco are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas. Step out of Cancun to go to Isla Mujeres and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, make a trip to Av Kukulkan, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner .

San Jose, USA to Cancun is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from San Jose to Cancun, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect Cancun to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akumal Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ziggy Beach and then explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Tulum sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

3
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza archaeological site, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, and finally explore the ancient world of Kinichna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at El Castillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Antonio de Padua, and then admire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in August, with highs in Chichen Itza at 92°F and lows at 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Izamal, Kinichna
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal ©

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