12 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

12 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

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Cancun
— 5 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Isla Shopping Village and Captain Dulche's Museum. Get in touch with nature at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Rancho Bonanza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, Golf Carts Indios, &more). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tee off at Iberostar Golf Club Cancún, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Langosta, and see the interesting displays at Cancun Wax Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cancun travel route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Cancun is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Cancun, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, things will get warmer in Cancun: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Isla Mujeres Trips ©
Isla Mujeres Trips

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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecopark Kantun Chi and Skydiving. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Gallery Miniature and Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Chikin Ha, Riviera Maya, &more), La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha) and Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals (in Akumal). And it doesn't end there: stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, Head underground at Gran Cenote, make a trip to Piramide del Pensamiento Positivo, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Tulum, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Ecopark Kantun Chi ©
Ecopark Kantun Chi

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