7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico attractions planner
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Tulum
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Mexico City
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Tulum — 4 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Attractions like Xcaret and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Xaman Ha Aviary in Playa del Carmen, approximately Playa del Carmen away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum visit planning site.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Tulum is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at National Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tulum in December: highs in Mexico City hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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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.
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