9 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

9 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo travel planner

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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Cancun
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Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Capilla de Guadalupe & Tortugranja). Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary planning app.

Seattle, USA to Cancun is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in May, you will find days in Cancun are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are much hotter (75°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tulum travel planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Tulum, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Cancun

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Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife
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