Mexico 6-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 11 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Mexico.

Explore Mexico over six fun-filled days with our itineraries that blend culture, adventure, and relaxation. For those wanting to stay in one place, check out trips like this Mexico City adventure, where you'll visit Frida Kahlo's home and float above the ancient ruins of Teotihuacán in a hot-air balloon. If relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Cancún, exploring the historical marvels of Tulum, and snorkeling in Playa del Carmen sounds like the perfect trip, consider something similar to this ruins, beaches, and nightlife itinerary. For diving enthusiasts and history buffs, opt for a journey like this highlights of the Yucatán itinerary, where you'll visit the architectural wonders of Chichén Itzá and scuba dive in Cozumel's clear waters.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 6-day trips in Mexico.

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The Grijalva River and the imposing Sumidero Canyon
Map of Highlights of Chiapas - 6 Days
Highlights of Chiapas - 6 Days

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

Visit famous landmarks in Mexico City
Map of A Glimpse of Mexico City - 6 Days
A Glimpse of Mexico City - 6 Days

In less than a week, you'll tour the highlight landmarks of Mexico's dynamic capital city, plus dive deep into its history and culture. This includes food tours, stops at historic sites like Frida Kahlo's house, mariachi performances, and much more. As a bonus, you'll hop in the basket of a hot-air balloon and soar high over the pyramids at Teotihuacán, one of the most incredible ancient cities in Mexico.

Map of Mexico Ruins, Beaches & Nightlife: Cancún, Tulum & Playa del Carmen - 6 Days
Mexico Ruins, Beaches & Nightlife: Cancún, Tulum & Playa del Carmen - 6 Days

If you're in need of a quick escape to a tropical paradise, you can't do much better than Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Over six packed days, you'll visit the highlights of the region's famous Riviera Maya, from the resorts and nightlife of Cancún to the ancient Maya fortress ruins at Tulum. You'll even venture below the earth for a dip in the largest underground river in the world.

Spectacular Volcano Views
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula & Puebla - 6 Days

If you're short on time but don't want to compromise on adventure, this packed six-day trip to Central Mexico is for you. Start in Mexico City, where you'll visit Aztec ruins and enjoy a delicious street-food tour. Then, spend a couple of days in Cholula walking amid colonial history while also learning about its rich indigenous history, which is represented in the cuisine, talavera pottery, and more.

Swimming in a Yucatán jungle
Map of Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 6 Days
Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 6 Days

Spend six days exploring the best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula as you base yourself in Tulum. You'll swim in jungle cenotes, head underground to explore caves and relax on beautiful beaches. This laid-back itinerary is perfect for those who want to get away from it all while still leaving room for adventure.

Map of Highlights of the Yucatán & Diving in Cozumel - 6 Days
Highlights of the Yucatán & Diving in Cozumel - 6 Days

In less than a week, you can experience the historical highlights and natural beauty of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. This includes visiting Spanish-colonial cities like Mérida as well as the Maya pyramids at Chichén Itzá and Tulum. You'll also hop in the water for a day of diving in the crystalline waters of Cozumel Island—no certification necessary.

Basilica of Guadalupe and the Mexico City skyline
Map of Cultural Highlights of Mexico: Mexico City - 6 Days
Cultural Highlights of Mexico: Mexico City - 6 Days

Six days is more than enough time to experience the culture, history, food, and art of Mexico City. See where Frida Kahlo once lived in colorful Coyoacán, then do as the locals do and enjoy an unforgettable evening of Lucha Libre wrestling. Of course, you'll see the city's historic sights on walking tours, but you'll also cover more ground when you hop on an e-bike and hit the trendiest neighborhoods.

Feel the Caribbean breezes on the beaches of Tulum on this Mexico road trip
Map of Quick Riviera Maya Road Trip: Playa del Carmen to Tulum - 6 Days
Quick Riviera Maya Road Trip: Playa del Carmen to Tulum - 6 Days

Perfect for a quick escape, this six-day road trip through the highlights of the Riviera Maya takes you south from the beaches of Playa del Carmen to the ruins of Tulum. Along the way, you'll snorkel in the world-renowned reefs around the island of Cozumel, explore the ancient wonder of Chichén Itzá, and learn to whip up traditional Mexican dishes in a Tulum cooking class.

Explore the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve outside of Tulum on a full-day tour
Map of Active Adventures in Tulum - 6 Days
Active Adventures in Tulum - 6 Days

In less than a week, you can experience some of the best of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, which is home to hotspot destinations like Cancún and Tulum. You'll visit both these resort areas on a ride down the famous Riviera Maya stretch of the Caribbean coast. Other unforgettable activities include touring ancient Maya ruins, descending into underground rivers, and swimming in protected nature reserves.

A Relaxing Oasis
Mexico Rainforest Exploration & Indigenous Culture: Palenque & Nahá - 6 Days

Spend six days visiting ancient Maya archaeological sites, swimming in turquoise waterfalls, and learning about the Indigenous cultures of central Mexico. Throughout it all, your expert driver will accompany you from location to location, ensuring that you're only focused on relaxing and spending time in nature—not navigating the roads.

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