5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Tulum
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
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Tulum

— 1 night
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 3rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, then take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tulum tour itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Tulum is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Tulum. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Minneapolis in February: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

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 5th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City online trip maker.

You can fly from Tulum to Mexico City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tulum in February: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 75°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Puerto Vallarta

— 1 night
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.