6 days in Mexico Itinerary

6 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner

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Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip maker app.

New York City, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Mexico City are somewhat warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites

Cozumel

— 1 night
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 4th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of Tulum to go to Playa del Carmen and see Xcaret, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, admire the landmark architecture of Sfer Ik, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.