8 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

8 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 1 day
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  6 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Fly:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Tulum travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Mexico City to Tulum in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in March, things will get a bit warmer in Tulum: highs are around 81°F and lows about 66°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to El Centro. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte, then look for gifts at Jewelry Store, and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres itinerary maker tool.

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; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling

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