15 days in Tulum, Cancun & Holbox Island Itinerary

15 days in Tulum, Cancun & Holbox Island Itinerary

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15 days in Tulum, Cancun & Holbox Island Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  19​h 45​min
1
Tulum
— 6 nights
2
Cancun
— 4 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
3
Holbox Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Fortaleza

6
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.
Visiting Xel-Ha and Aktun Chen will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Playa Xpuha and Mayan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Fishing Charters & Tours, Cenote Chaak Tun, & more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, head outdoors with Cenote Tak Be Ha, and stroll through Akumal Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip maker website .

Fortaleza, Brazil to Tulum is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Fortaleza to Tulum, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, La Playa Xpuha
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La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and La Isla Shopping Village will get you outdoors. Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Norte for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Cancun sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, Playa Norte
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Holbox Island

Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Punta Mosquito. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Refugio Holbox and Punta Coco Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Holbox Island trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Holbox Island. In August, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon

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