6 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

6 days in Mexico City, Puebla & Isla Mujeres Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 1 night
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Fly to Mexico City

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Mexico City — 2 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, ponder the world of politics at National Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mexico City journey planning app.

If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In April in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puebla.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Puebla — 1 night

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puebla trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Isla Mujeres — 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Guadalupe, then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Puebla to Isla Mujeres in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puebla to Isla Mujeres. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Puebla in May since evenings lows in Isla Mujeres dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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