6 days in Mexico Itinerary

6 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cancun
— 1 day
Drive
2
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 1 night
Fly
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cancun

— 1 day
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 21st (Tue): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Cancun to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Playa del Carmen

— 1 night
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen online journey maker.

Drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tulum travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Spas · Historic Sites

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tulum in September; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.