8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, Ana y Jose Beach Club, &more). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edmonton to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in July, things will get a bit warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cozumel tour builder website.

You can ride a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 1.5 hours. July in Cozumel sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
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 6th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then make a trip to Zocalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in July, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
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Museo Frida Kahlo
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Puerto Vallarta

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 8th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 37°C and lows at 28°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Zipline

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