16 days in Mexico City, Villahermosa & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

16 days in Mexico City, Villahermosa & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour planner

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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Villahermosa
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Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Popular historic sites such as Zocalo and Museo del Templo Mayor are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Villahermosa

— 1 night
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Museo de Historia Natural, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Antropologia Carlos Pellicer Camara, then see the interesting displays at Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate, and finally explore the ancient world of Comalcalco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Senor de Tabasco, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer, then get a new perspective on nature at Parque Museo La Venta, and finally stroll around Parque La Choca.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Villahermosa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Villahermosa. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Villahermosa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Playa del Carmen

— 7 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Visit Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret (in Solidaridad), Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Tulum (Spas & Wellness, LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, &more). On the 8th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at Xplor Park by Xcaret. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, find something for the whole family at Xcaret, and browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen takes 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. January in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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