8 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Mexico City

1
day
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In March in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and then explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tulum online trip builder .

Getting from Mexico City to Tulum by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tulum. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in March: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 81°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to El Centro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, look for gifts at Jewelry Store, and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla Mujeres tour planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Garrafon Natural Reef Park ©
Garrafon Natural Reef Park

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