Mexico 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 9 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Mexico.
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Early morning view of a quiet street in Puebla
Map of Best of Mexico City & Puebla - 9 Days
Best of Mexico City & Puebla - 9 Days

Nine days is the perfect amount of time to experience the highlights of Mexico City, from its Spanish-colonial landmarks to its artistic enclaves to its neighborhoods filled with delectable street food. You'll also visit neighboring Puebla. Like Mexico City, it has a long and storied colonial history plus a rich indigenous culture that reveals itself in the food and artisanal crafts for which the region is deservedly famous.

Colorful produce in a traditional market
Map of Mexico's Culture & Gastronomy Tour - 9 Days
Mexico's Culture & Gastronomy Tour - 9 Days

On this fascinating nine-day trip to Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca, you will discover traditional dishes from different regions of the country, participate in cooking workshops, and tour numerous urban and rural attractions, from archaeological sites to the country's best museums—all while meeting friendly locals along the way.

Laguna Chunyaxche
Map of Mexican Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 9 Days
Mexican Culture & Beaches: Tulum, Valladolid, Holbox Island & More - 9 Days

From Mexico's Caribbean coast to the colonial streets of Valladolid, this nine-day trip showcases thousands of years of history and culture while leaving ample time for rest and relaxation. Dive into cenote lagoons, marvel at the great pyramids of Chichen Itza, and relax on the white-sand beaches of Holbox Island. Along the way, take part in cultural exchanges to learn about Indigenous Maya customs as you meet local families and enjoy traditional home-cooked meals.

Quiet street in Oaxaca
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula, Oaxaca - 9 Days

This trip is perfect for travelers who are short on time but don't want to compromise on adventure. Start in Mexico City to explore the food scene and waterways that show the city's history. Continue to the foodie town of Cholula to explore Teotihuacán, then end the trip in Oaxaca for a history tour and a chance to taste authentic mezcal in the place where it's produced.

Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes concert hall
Map of Art & Archeology: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 9 Days
Art & Archeology: Mexico City to Oaxaca - 9 Days

The regions in and around Mexico City are brimming with art, culture, and history of both the Indigenous and Spanish-colonial variety. Over nine days, you'll experience all of these highlights plus outdoor adventures as you travel around Mexico City and the state of Oaxaca and overnight in Cholula. Activities include art walks, nature hikes, city tours, and visits to the country's most significant pre-Columbian archaeological sites.

Learn the secrets of a perfect handmade tortilla
Map of Mexican Gastronomy & Indigenous Traditions - 9 Days
Mexican Gastronomy & Indigenous Traditions - 9 Days

This nine-day itinerary takes you off-the-beaten path to discover the local cuisine and indigenous heritage of three distinct Mexican regions. Start in Mexico City with a gastronomic tour of the Aztec capital and a boat ride through the floating gardens of Xochimilco. Transfer to the mountains of Hidalgo to try your hand at mushroom picking and traditional weaving alongside the locals, then head to Puebla to stroll its flavorful markets and master the art of handmade tortillas.

The Roman Catholic Guadalajara Cathedral
Map of Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Tequila, Cacao, Ruins & Beaches - 9 Days
Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta: Tequila, Cacao, Ruins & Beaches - 9 Days

Discover western Mexico's beauty, history, and culture on this nine-day adventure. It begins in Guadalajara, where you'll not only tour its historic Spanish-colonial landmarks but also indulge in tequila tours and chocolate tastings. Then head to the coast and Puerto Vallarta, where you'll have ample time to relax on its beaches, dine in world-class restaurants, and enjoy its famous nightlife.

Iconic Playa Balandra in Baja California
Map of Southern Baja California: Sea of Cortez Adventure - 9 Days
Southern Baja California: Sea of Cortez Adventure - 9 Days

Discover Mexico's Baja California, a uniquely beautiful region famous for its sweeping desert landscapes and long stretches of golden coast. Southern Baja California, in particular, claims some of the best beaches in the state, and you'll get to visit them while also enjoying adventures like swimming with whale sharks. Finish the trip in rustic style with a multi-day camping trip on an offshore island where you'll go snorkeling around mangroves and underwater caves.

Crossing the Water
Explore Mexico's Chiapas Region: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque & Nahá - 9 Days

If you want to explore Mexico's Chiapas region but are short on time, this nine-day trip is a perfect blend of history, culture, and nature. Start with a river ride through Sumidero Canyon, then head to historic San Cristóbal for walking tours and a traditional cooking class. Continue to Maya archeological sites and indigenous cities for cultural exchanges while stopping en route at turquoise waterfalls.

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