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

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

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

Start: Bogota
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Villahermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bogota

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Anthropology and Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Frida Kahlo Museum and Palacio de Bellas Artes will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chapultepec Park, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner .

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. In December, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

1
night
Villahermosa

Villahermosa ©
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, take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Antropologia Carlos Pellicer Camara, then examine the collection at Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate, and finally explore the ancient world of Comalcalco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Senor de Tabasco, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer, then learn more about the world around you at Parque Museo La Venta, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque La Choca.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Villahermosa day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexico City to Villahermosa. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect nights in Villahermosa to be much warmer, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate, Comalcalco
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7
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Visit Playa Paraiso and Playa Delfines for some beach relaxation. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Spas & Wellness, LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, & more), Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and La Isla Shopping Village (in Cancun). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Wed) at Xel-Ha. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Xplor. There's more to do: make a splash at Xcaret Park and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

Plan trip to Playa del Carmen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cancun, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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