Mexico 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 19 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Mexico.
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Enjoy Cancun's paperwhite coastline and stunning turquoise waters
Map of Relaxed Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 5 Days
Relaxed Vacation on the Yucatán Peninsula - 5 Days

On this short but satisfying itinerary to the Yucatan Peninsula, you'll sunbathe and swim on the white sandy beaches of the Riviera Maya, spot wildlife in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and explore the water-filled natural cave formations of Rio Secreto. Plus, as you'll be staying all four nights in Playa del Carmen, you can enjoy your surroundings more relaxedly.

Sumidero Canyon overview
Highlights of Chiapas - 5 Days

On this quick tour of Chiapas, you'll explore the region around San Cristóbal de las Casas: highlights include striking natural landscapes, indigenous communities, the imposing Sumidero Canyon, azure-colored waterfalls, and the many lakes of Montebello Lakes National Park. You'll also roam vibrant markets, try traditional food, and visit historic colonial town centers.

"Trajineras" on the canals of Xochimilco
Colors of Mexico City - 5 days

On this itinerary, you'll dive into Mexico City and explore everything from the city's historic center to the canals of Xochimilco. Travel back in time to learn about the history of pre-Hispanic people at the Museum of Anthropology, discover the mysterious temples of Teotihuacán, and get inspired in the bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacán, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera used to live.

Chichen Itza
The Archaeological Maya Journey - 5 Days

Take a step back in time to explore ancient Maya cities shrouded in mystery—some of which were inhabited since around 1800 BCE—on this five-day adventure. You'll visit Chichén Itzá, one of the New Wonders of the World, as well as Izamal and Mérida, which will offer insight into the transition from ancient Maya civilization to contemporary Maya ways of life.

Sunset over Puerto Vallarta
Peaceful Puerto Vallarta - 5 Days

Puerto Vallarta inspires travelers with its natural beauty and colorful cultural history. See the best of both on this five-day itinerary that features outdoor activities—swimming, boating, kayaking in crystal-clear waters, snorkeling through caves—and indigenous artistry, from dance to music to acrobatics, at a spectacular live show.

Grapes in local vineyard
Map of Mexico Wine Country Getaway - 5 Days
Mexico Wine Country Getaway - 5 Days

Looking for a new area on the West Coast for a wine weekend? Discover the up-and-coming wine region of Baja California in Guadalupe Valley. This area has begun to produce wine in the last couple of decades, capitalizing on its unique microclimate, and is now appearing on the radar of many wine lovers looking for a compelling new experience. Grab your passport, escape the city, taste an array of excellent local wines, and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Guadalupe Valley.

Agua Azul Waterfalls
Mexico Rainforest Exploration & Indigenous Culture: Palenque & Nahá - 5 Days

Explore the best of Central Mexico's Indigenous cultures and rainforests on this whirlwind five-day trip. You'll land in Palenque, then make your way to Villahermosa by way of Naha. Your expert driver will deliver you to all your planned stops: visits to ancient Maya ruins, oasis-like waterfalls, and traditional handicraft lessons.

Chemuyil Cenotes
Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 5 Days

If you want to get away to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, but don't want to sacrifice on adventure, this five-day getaway trip is for you. You'll base yourself in Tulum for daily activities: visiting ancient Mayan archeological sites, swimming in cenotes, wildlife viewing, and of course: eating all of Mexico's best food.

Local Dishes
Experience Chiapas' Gastronomy & Nature in Mexico: San Cristobal de las Casas & Tziscao - 5 Days

If you want a getaway to Mexico but are short on time, look no further than this foodie & adventure-packed itinerary. You'll spend the trip based in San Cristobal de las Casas, where you'll explore the towering walls of Sumidero Canyon, learn to cook regional fare and wander the colorful streets. Spice things up with a one-day trip to Tziscao to take a boat trip on a log raft and visit a coffee plantation.

Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido
Map of Mexico's Nature & Wildlife in  Puerto Escondido - 5 Days
Mexico's Nature & Wildlife in Puerto Escondido - 5 Days

This five-day itinerary takes you on an in-depth adventure through Puerto Escondido's incredible landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy a bioluminescence experience at Playa Puerto Suelo, go on a boat safari through Chacahua Lagoons National Park, and learn how to surf in the famous breaks. From kayaking and whale watching to witnessing a turtle release at sunset, you'll soak up the beautiful nature of Oaxaca's "Emerald Coast."

Walk around Ek' Balam followed by swimming in a cenote
Map of Jungle & Culture Tour in Mexico's Maya Land - 5 Days
Jungle & Culture Tour in Mexico's Maya Land - 5 Days

This five-day getaway to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula combines Spanish-colonial landmarks, Maya culture, and outdoor activities. Start by visiting colonial churches in Valladolid before cycling around the ancient ruins at Cobá and touring local Maya villages and cenotes. As a bonus, you'll explore not one but two unspoiled nature reserves— Sian Ka'an and Punta Laguna—for swimming and hiking.

Visit the ruins at Ek' Balam on your last full day
Map of Mexico's Yucatán in a Nutshell Tour - 5 Days
Mexico's Yucatán in a Nutshell Tour - 5 Days

Go beyond Cancún and explore the lesser-visited highlights of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula on this quick five-day escape. It begins in Puerto Morelos, whose unspoiled reef is part of a marine reserve you'll explore during a snorkeling trip. Then visit the ruins of El Castillo—situated above a beach in beautiful Tulum—before finishing with a tour of the even grander Ek' Balam archaeological site.

Visit the ancient Maya site of Uxmal and a nearby chocolate museum
Map of Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Valladolid & Mérida - 5 Days
Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Valladolid & Mérida - 5 Days

Pack a wealth of Maya culture and history into just five days on this whirlwind tour of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Create lasting memories as you tour the cobbled streets of Valladolid and Mérida, hike the ruins at Ek' Balam, and marvel at the Chichén Itzá pyramid, which dates back over 1,500 years. Other highlights include swimming in cenotes and taking an immersive chocolate tour in Uxmal.

A local vendor and her handmade textiles on the streets of Oaxaca
Map of Discover Oaxaca's Art & Culture - 5 Days
Discover Oaxaca's Art & Culture - 5 Days

Oaxaca's folk art and craftsmanship take center stage on this five-day tour of the southern Mexican state. Mingle with the locals at a mezcal distillery, then learn the secrets of traditional medicine in the bustling Central de Abastos market. Visit the weaving workshops of Teotitlán del Valle, paint your own alebrijes, and create woodcut prints with local artisans. Alongside all the creativity, you'll also explore the history and nature of the region with scenic hikes and visits to ancient Mesoamerican sites.

Spend a morning at the famous pyramid at Chichén Itzá
Map of Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Yucatán - 5 Days
Maya Culture Tour in Mexico's Yucatán - 5 Days

In just five days, you'll reach the heart of Maya Indigenous culture in Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula. Your base will be Mérida, the region's capital, where you'll walk amid colonial history and sample delicious street food with ancient roots. Then you're off to tour maíz fields, swim in cenotes (limestone sinkholes), and explore the awe-inspiring pyramid of Chichén Itzá. Finish the adventure with a day trip to a biosphere reserve known for flamingoes.

Bright pink building with blue shutters in colorful Oaxaca City
Map of Explore Oaxaca's Local Tastes, Textures & Traditions - 5 Days
Explore Oaxaca's Local Tastes, Textures & Traditions - 5 Days

Ignite your senses with this exhilarating five-day tour that immerses you in the vibrant culture of Oaxaca. Begin by savoring local flavors at Mercado de la Merced, then master the art of Oaxacan cooking in a workshop led by community chefs. Head to the Oaxaca Valley, where you'll marvel at the vistas from Monte Albán's historic archaeological zone, before visiting the cherished artisan workshops which produce the colorful and ornate handicrafts that define Oaxaca—and even painting your own!

 Scenic streets and colorful buildings in historic city center of Oaxaca de Juarez
Map of Mexican Culture & Cuisine in Oaxaca - 5 Days
Mexican Culture & Cuisine in Oaxaca - 5 Days

Embark on an immersive five-day adventure through Oaxaca's rich culture and cuisine. Start your trip with an Indigenous gastronomic workshop, cycle through artistic neighborhoods, learn about amaranth, and explore the ancient city of Monte Albán. You'll even get hands-on, from painting your own alebrijes sculpture to learning how to cook traditional dishes in a rural Oaxacan village.

Enjoy free time to explore Merida's beautiful Spanish colonial architecture
Map of Mexico Culture & Nature Escape: Mérida & the Yucatán - 5 Days
Mexico Culture & Nature Escape: Mérida & the Yucatán - 5 Days

Explore a different side of Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula on this five-day escape to Mérida, the region's capital. Take part in a number of culture and nature experiences that include visiting Maya communities, boating to the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, touring the ancient milpa fields of Yaxunah, and visiting Chichén Itzá, the "famous wonder of the Maya world," which dates back over 1,500 years.

An unspoiled beach in Huatulco
Map of Mexico Land & Sea Adventure: Bays & Beaches of Huatulco - 5 Days
Mexico Land & Sea Adventure: Bays & Beaches of Huatulco - 5 Days

Need a quick but exciting getaway? On this five-day adventure in Mexico's coastal Huatulco region, you'll be welcomed by vistas of gleaming bays and golden beaches where protected flora and fauna thrive. Dive right into exciting water activities, from snorkeling and swimming to sailing under starlit skies. Explore the lively town, connect with locals, and savor traditions like crafting corn tortillas and creating carafe ice cream from scratch.

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