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The Best Five-Day Itineraries Around the World

If you’re short on time but still after an epic adventure, one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip will fit the bill.
Richard Collett
9 Dec 2021
Five days is just the right length of time needed to escape to somewhere new and exciting – and it can be as far away from or close to home as you like. A hiking trip to a nearby national park? Gorilla treks through the rainforests of Rwanda and Uganda? Or perhaps a culture-soaked city break? With five days to spare, all these things are possible. To prove it, here’s our pick of awesome five-day itineraries around the world.
1 . Find your wild side in north Wales
Whether you’re looking for it or not, your wild side is hiding somewhere – and there aren’t many better places in the UK to unleash it than the remote mountains of Snowdonia National Park. This North Wales group tour is for the adventurous traveller with limited time: in five days you’ll go coasteering, coastal foraging along the Anglesey cliffs and even ziplining through an old Welsh slate mine. You’ll also go mountain biking and waterfall climbing, before hiking to the summit of Snowdon and spending your final night stargazing in Snowdonia’s International Dark Sky Reserve.
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2 . Live la vida local in Mexico City
Five days might seem generous for a city break, but not when you’re visiting Mexico City. The sprawling Mexican capital hums with culture that’s as intoxicating as a batch of salt-rimmed margaritas, and our five-day trip will ensure you experience the best of it. You’ll start with history in the Zócalo, before our Local Insider takes you on a tasting tour of the best tacos and mezcal around the city – with visits to both the Roma and Condesa barrios included. There’s also a day trip to the Teotihuacan pyramids, a night of lucha libre wrestling and time to explore the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as the Blue House. As for those salt-rimmed margaritas, there’ll be plenty to look forward to on a boat tour of the Xochimilco canals.
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3 . Hike the Atlas Mountains and surf the Atlantic coast in Morocco
There’s a lot of ground to cover in Morocco, but you’d be surprised how much you can see on a five-day adventure. This group trip takes you through a tapestry of landscapes, starting in the medinas of Marrakech and ending on the shores of Taghazout Bay. With our Local Insider you’ll explore maze-like souks, eat delicious slow-cooked tagines with Berber families in the Atlas Mountains, then wind down and learn to surf on the Atlantic coast.
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4 . Immerse yourself in the frozen wilderness of Iceland
For any Iceland itinerary, five days is plenty of time to see the highlights within day-tripping distance of Reykjavik – without succumbing to the cold and icy weather. On this five-day tour you’ll explore the waterfalls and glaciers of Iceland’s Golden Circle, then head off the beaten track in search of hot springs and the Northern Lights in Borgarfjörður. You’ll also have the chance to snowmobile across glaciers, try bread baked from a geothermal oven, and hike to black-sand beaches before a relaxing pre-flight soak in the milky Blue Lagoon.
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5 . Walk with endemic wildlife on the Galápagos Islands
It’s a long way to go for five days – but a trip to Ecuador’s wild and remote Galápagos Islands is the stuff of bucket lists. Your adventure with Culture Trip begins on Santa Cruz, as you snorkel the Itabaca Channel and search for giant tortoises in the El Chato nature reserve. You’ll then set sail for uninhabited islands, where Darwin’s finches fly in the sky and rare iguanas hide among the rocks. On San Cristóbal Island, you can snorkel with sea lions and trek through dramatic lava fields, all the while following in the footsteps of the world’s most renowned naturalist, Charles Darwin.
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