14 days in Cancun, Tulum & Mexico City Itinerary

14 days in Cancun, Tulum & Mexico City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico route planner

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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Cancun

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

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Orlando, USA to Cancun is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Cancun sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Tulum

— 6 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 Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Palacio de Tepantitla). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tulum in August, with highs in Mexico City at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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