5 days in Tulum, Cancun & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

5 days in Tulum, Cancun & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

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5 days in Tulum, Cancun & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

Start: El Paso
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: El Paso

2
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.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse the exhibits of MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. On the next day, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tulum road trip planner .

El Paso, USA to Tulum is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from El Paso to Tulum. Traveling from El Paso in December, you will find days in Tulum are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

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Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cancun day trip planner .

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cancun sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spas

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lancheros, explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Isla Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. In December in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Lancheros ©
Playa Lancheros
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Isla Brewing Company ©
Isla Brewing Company

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