5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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San Francisco
Fly:
8​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 1 night
taxi + ferry + shuttle:
3​h
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h
Cancun
— Few hours
Fly:
9​h
San Francisco

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Mexico City


Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 17th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, then stroll through Alameda Central, and finally delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Mexico City reach 80°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in April, Cozumel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

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Tulum


The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): try out the rides at Xel-Ha. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the ancient world of Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, and finally look for gifts at Mixik.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Cozumel to Tulum in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

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Parks, Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums, Theme Parks
SIDE TRIP : Xel-Ha
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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.
On the 21st (Fri), browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cancun travel planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cancun, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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