12 days in Cancun, Tulum & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

12 days in Cancun, Tulum & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 5 nights
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
3
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Delfines and Swim with Dolphins. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Iglesia de Cristo Rey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Captain Dulche's Museum & Playa Norte) and Nativa Park (in Solferino). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planning tool.

Lugano, Switzerland to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Lugano to Cancun. Traveling from Lugano in February, expect Cancun to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco, Nativa Park
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Art Gallery Miniature. You'll discover tucked-away gems like LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park and Ziggy Beach. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Mayan Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip maker app.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at 3D Museum of Wonders, look for gifts at El Jaguar Dorado, thenexplore the galleries of Art Gallery Casa Tzutuhil, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa Xpuha.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen route builder.

Drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, La Playa Xpuha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
3D Museum of Wonders ©
3D Museum of Wonders

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