8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico route planner

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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City driving holiday planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in November, you will find days in Mexico City are warmer (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

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Cozumel

— 1 night
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 13th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Columbia Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, Cozumel is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chichen Itza. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza online holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tulum

— 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tulum, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.