12 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

12 days in Cancun & Tulum Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo journey planner

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Cancun
— 6 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Cancun

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Capilla de Guadalupe & Playa Norte). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cancun. In March in Cancun, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Beaches

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tulum tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Tulum sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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