9 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

9 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

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9 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Cancun
1
Tulum
— 1 night
2
Cancun
— 6 nights
End: Cancun

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Xel-Ha and then kick back and relax at Akumal Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tulum custom trip planner.

Cancun to Tulum is an approximately 2-hour car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tulum when traveling from Cancun in April, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Akumal, 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
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Norte and Playa Delfines. Explore hidden gems such as Captain Dulche's Museum and Punta Sur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) & Garrafon Natural Reef Park) and Parque Nacional Arrecife Puerto Morelos - Puerto Morelos Reef (in Puerto Morelos). On the 26th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Maya de Cancun, look for gifts at Coppel Plaza Las Americas, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip builder.

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cancun are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

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