8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tulum
— 3 nights
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights

3
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tulum is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cozumel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 13th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), thenget a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, thenexplore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip website.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cozumel in August: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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