6 days in Mexico Itinerary

6 days in Mexico Itinerary

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6 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + ferry + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico and then have fun and explore at Museo Trick Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Virreinato and then stroll around Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City tour itinerary maker tool .

New York City, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Mexico City to be a bit warmer, around 47°F, while days are much warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Museo Nacional del Virreinato, Flying Pictures Mexico
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Museo Trick Eye ©
Museo Trick Eye
Museo Nacional del Virreinato ©
Museo Nacional del Virreinato

1
night
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, then Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tulum planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Tulum takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tulum due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect nights in Tulum to be warmer, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

1
night
Cozumel

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 13th (Fri), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm.

Plan my day in Cozumel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. December in Cozumel sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Tours
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