8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 1 night
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 4th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip tool.

Seattle, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta. In January, Puerto Vallarta is much warmer than Seattle - with highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, make a trip to Zocalo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 69°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Cozumel

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paradise Beach Cozumel and Palancar Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Columbia Reef. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in January, you will find days in Cozumel are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are much warmer (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Tulum

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the activities along Gran Cenote. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tulum

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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.