8 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

8 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 2 nights
2
Tulum
— 5 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines and then explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cancun trip maker tool.

Seattle, USA to Cancun is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, expect Cancun to be warmer, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Shark Diving
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

5
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.
Tulum Archaeological Site and Ek Balam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and La Playa Xpuha will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Cozumel to see Museo de la Isla de Cozumel about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, and kick back and relax at Mayan Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Tulum sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cozumel, La Playa Xpuha, Cenote Santa Cruz, Ek Balam
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Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

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