6 days in Mexico Itinerary

6 days in Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— Few hours
End: Mexico City

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nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Grutas Tolantongo has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de Frida Kahlo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and finally examine the collection at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grutas Tolantongo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mexico City journey site .

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. October in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grutas Tolantongo
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Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ©
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia
Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion ©

1
night
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 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de la Sagrada Familia Cancun, then delve into the distant past at El Rey Archaeological Zone, then see the interesting displays at Museo Sensorial del Tequila, and finally kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cancun travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in October, with highs in Cancun at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone
Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Museo Sensorial del Tequila ©
Museo Sensorial del Tequila

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night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 15th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and finally stroll through Playa Norte. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres visit site .

You can drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Frida Kahlo Museum and then walk around Parque Los Fundadores.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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hours
Mexico City

Mexico City
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about all things military at Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea Mexicanos Bethlemitas and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla Mujeres to Mexico City takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Mexico City is little chillier than Isla Mujeres - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Nightlife Museums
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