9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner
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Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas — 1 night

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rukhsana's Wellness Heavenly Retreat, then ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, then view the masterpieces at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, and finally head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Austin, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Austin in December; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 77°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 2 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 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo del Azucar, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally look for gifts at MAM Boutique. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then get a sense of history and politics at National Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, with highs in Mexico City at 72°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cozumel.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Cozumel hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.
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Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Tulum.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Zipline & Xcaret). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum, and make a trip to Tulum Tower.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum tour itinerary maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in December; daily highs in Tulum reach 80°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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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.
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