8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning site .

Vancouver, Canada to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in February, things will get much warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in February, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 14th (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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