8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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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
Fly

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Teotihuacan Pyramids). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Jose in November, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art, then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cozumel day trip planning app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect Cozumel to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Chichen Itza

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, Head underground at Balankanche Cave, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, and finally delve into the distant past at Las Monjas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cozumel in November since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum day trip tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in November since evenings lows in Tulum dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

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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.