7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10​h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in December; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

1
night
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planning app .

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Cozumel hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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nights
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.
On the 24th (Tue), stop by Kaahal Home Tulum and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tulum route planner.

Drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
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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.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cancun, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

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