8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights

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Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 17th (Thu), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas tour itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Louisville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cabo San Lucas, with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Swim with Dolphins

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

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 19th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you 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 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mexico City online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in September: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, Samula Cenote, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, get outside with Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Playa del Carmen reach 85°F and lows reach 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Side Trips

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

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