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
— 4 nights
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
End: Cancun

4
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.
Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Norte for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Punta Sur and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad are in your itinerary. Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, admire all the interesting features of Plaza de Toros Cancun, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cancun road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Cancún International Airport and Cozumel International Airport. In January in Cancun, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, and then view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Xel-Ha.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Tulum, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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