9 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

9 days in Mexico City, Tulum & Cancun Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico Trip Planner

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Tulum
— 2 nights
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Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and Chapultepec Castle. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico).

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Tulum

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Conciencia Tours & Travel. Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tulum to go to Playa del Carmen and see Xcaret, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Gran Cenote, look for gifts at MexicArte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akumal Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tulum holiday planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tulum. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tulum, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes USA Transfers as well as Tierras Mayas. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past with USA Transfers, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

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Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trip