9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
3
Cancun
— 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, view the masterpieces at Arto Otra, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and visit Coyoacan.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port of Spain to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port of Spain in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Do your shopping at Sfer IK and Art Gallery Miniature. Step out of Tulum to go to Playa del Carmen and see Xcaret, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, hunt for treasures at Tulum Bazaar, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulum driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Tulum takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tulum, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos ©
Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Plaza Las Americas, thenbrowse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Museums
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas
Galeria Balance Cancun ©
Galeria Balance Cancun

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