18 days in Tulum, Cancun & San Juan Teotihuacan Itinerary

18 days in Tulum, Cancun & San Juan Teotihuacan Itinerary

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18 days in Tulum, Cancun & San Juan Teotihuacan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cancun
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Subway + Bus:  6 h
3
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena. Head to Art Gallery Miniature and Sfer IKfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Cenote Cristalino (in Playa del Carmen), Valladolid (Catedral de San Servasio, Cenote Samula, &more) and Cozumel (BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, The Amazing Cozumel Race, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tulum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tulum is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Tulum at 85°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cozumel, Cenote Cristalino, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cenote Cristalino ©
Cenote Cristalino
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Chacmool and Playa Langosta. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and El Rey Archaeological Zone. Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Puerto Morelos to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica El Meco, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Visiting Flying Pictures Mexico and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Teotihuacan Pyramids. Explore San Juan Teotihuacan's surroundings by going to Temple San Francisco Javier (in Tepotzotlan) and Centro Interactivo Mundo Futbol (in Pachuca). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, explore the ancient world of Palacio de Tepantitla, don't miss a visit to Convento Agustino, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan tour site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cancun to San Juan Teotihuacan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cancun to San Juan Teotihuacan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Temple San Francisco Javier, Convento Agustino, Ex Convent of Acolman, Centro Interactivo Mundo Futbol
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Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman
Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla

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