9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo. Let the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Arto Otra capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Coyoacan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City visit planner.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port of Spain to Mexico City. Traveling from Port of Spain in December, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll explore and learn at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Sfer IK. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Playa del Carmen to see Xcaret about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Tulum Bazaar, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tulum road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Tulum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tulum, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

2
nights
Cancun

Cancun ©
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 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

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You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cancun are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Museums
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas
Galeria Balance Cancun ©
Galeria Balance Cancun

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