9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Tulum
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Dallas

2
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 6th (Thu), examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

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Dallas, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In July, Mexico City is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

2
days
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 9th (Sun): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then browse the range of quality goods at Plaza Caracol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, then stop by Plaza Las Americas, and then shop like a local with Kukulcan Plaza.

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Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Cancun at 87°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Outdoors Water Activities

Side Trip

Kukulcan Plaza
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Kukulcan Plaza ©
Kukulcan Plaza
Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28
Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas

4
days
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Head to MexicArte and Mixikfor some retail therapy. Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Playa Paraiso, and enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach.

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Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Akumal Beach
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
MexicArte ©
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Mixik ©
Mixik

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