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

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

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
2
Villahermosa
— 1 night
3
Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights

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.
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, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, 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 8.5-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

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo
Zocalo
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, 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

Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate, Comalcalco
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Parque Museo La Venta ©
Parque Museo La Venta
Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate ©
Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate

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.
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: Akumal Beach (in Akumal), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Tulum (Spas & Wellness, Paradise Beach, &more). On the 8th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at Xplor Park by Xcaret. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, 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 see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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

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