7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night



— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Tulum Underwater, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip website.

Boise, USA to Tulum is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boise to Tulum. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Boise in November: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City planner.

Getting from Tulum to Mexico City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tulum in November: highs in Mexico City hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Puerto Vallarta

— 1 night
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.