8 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

8 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

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8 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

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

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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose and then explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica El Meco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Xcacel Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Scorpion’s Temple.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Santa Cruz. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena (in Valladolid), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

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Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Tulum sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, Chichen Itza, Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, Cenote Santa Cruz, Ek Balam
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Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Scuba & Snorkeling

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