5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

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5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  12​h
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cancun
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Tulum
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Newark

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San Juan Teotihuacan

Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 8th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Teotihuacan Museum, don't miss a visit to Pyramid of the Sun, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ex Convent of Acolman, head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Newark, USA to San Juan Teotihuacan is an approximately 12-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ex Convent of Acolman, Teotihuacan Museum
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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Pyramid of the Sun
Teotihuacan Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Cancun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Beaches Parks Tours
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Playa Delfines
Swim with Dolphins

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get in on the family fun at Xel-Ha.

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You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in April, Tulum is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Xel-Ha
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Xel-Ha
Scuba & Snorkeling
Plastic Flamingo

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