48 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

48 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

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48 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Drive:  2​h
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cancun
— 45 nights
End: Cancun

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Xel-Ha as well as Grand Cenote. On the 16th (Tue), make a splash at Xel-Ha, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Ecologico Akumal. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum day trip planning tool .

Cancun to Tulum is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Centro Ecologico Akumal, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Scuba & Snorkeling
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

45
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Norte and Playa Tortugas. Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Croco Cun Zoo will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (El Centro, Punta Sur, & more), Puerto Morelos (Ojo de Agua Beach, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, & more) and El Cuyo Beaches (in El Cuyo). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Langosta, push the limits with an extreme tour, and examine the collection at Museo Maya de Cancun.

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Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Cancun are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Tankah Beach, Zona Arqueológica El Meco, Kukulcan Plaza
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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