8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cancun
— 1 night
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Recife

1
night
Cancun

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
You've now added Coco Bongo Cancun to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): join in the after-dark buzz at Coco Bongo Cancun and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun day trip planning site .

Recife, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Recife to Cancun, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Recife in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cancun, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Nightlife Shopping
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Kaahal Home Tulum and then make a splash at Xcaret Park. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tulum online route maker .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Xcaret Park, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough 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

3
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 17th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cozumel in July, with highs in Mexico City at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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