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
— 1 night
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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 Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip maker.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough 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 La Isla Shopping Village. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and Art Gallery Miniature. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Spas & Wellness, Paradise Beach, &more), Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret (in Solidaridad) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). On the 8th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at Xplor Park by Xcaret. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, find something for the whole family at Xcaret, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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