10 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

10 days in Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Quintana Roo trip planner

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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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Tulum

— 5 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: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (La Sirena's Fine Mexican Handcrafts & Xcaret). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tulum travel planning website.

New York City, USA to Tulum is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Tulum reach 85°F and lows reach 71°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Cancun

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and explore the galleries of Galeria Balance Cancun.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip