8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner
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Cancun
— 1 night
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Cancun — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. Here are some ideas for day two: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Cancun to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Chichen Itza.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 29th (Thu), make a trip to Chichen Itza and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Tulum.
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Tulum — 5 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Two Eyes Cenote and Shark Diving. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Playa del Carmen to see Xcaret about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tulum: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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