9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Puerto Morelos
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  3​h
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Coba
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Tulum
— 2 nights
+3
bus + ferry + taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Little Rock


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1
night
Puerto Morelos

A small seaport at the tip of Yucatan Peninsula, pleasant Puerto Morelos offers a good alternative for visitors seeking a quieter beach vacation with plenty of tourist amenities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Morelos itinerary maker tool .

Little Rock, USA to Puerto Morelos is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Little Rock to Puerto Morelos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Morelos when traveling from Little Rock in September, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Cancun.

Things to do in Puerto Morelos

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Croco Cun Zoo ©
Croco Cun Zoo
Spas

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.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Morelos to Cancun by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, then raise your glass at Isla Brewing Company, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Norte.

Make your Isla Mujeres itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

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

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Chichen Itza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

1
night
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Choco-Story Valladolid, then Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, and then Head underground at Zazil Tunich.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valladolid online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Valladolid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Valladolid, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coba.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Museums
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Choco-Story Valladolid ©
Choco-Story Valladolid
Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich

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night
Coba

Coba ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Sac Ac Tun, then contemplate the long history of Multum Ha Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

Discover how to plan a Coba trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Coba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote

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 5th (Sat), make a splash at Xcaret Park and then take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kaahal Home Tulum and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum route builder app .

Drive from Coba to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coba in October, expect little chillier with lows of 71°F in Tulum. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Xcaret Park
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Kaahal Home Tulum ©
Kaahal Home Tulum

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