9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
3
Tulum
— 2 nights
4
Cancun
— 1 night

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary tool.

Jacksonville, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Jacksonville to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in May, with highs in Mexico City at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

1
night
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Playa Azul.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in May, with highs in Cozumel at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Playa Azul ©
Playa Azul

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 21st (Fri): Head underground at Cenote Car Wash and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, thendelve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Tattooarte, thenbrowse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then see the interesting displays at Cancun Wax Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cancun are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Museums
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Tattooarte ©
Tattooarte
Cancun Wax Museum ©
Cancun Wax Museum

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