8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Veracruz
Fly:  3 h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h
End: Veracruz

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.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Veracruz to Mexico City is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Veracruz in November, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

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
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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 18th (Mon): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel route builder website.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip website.

Drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. In November in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then make a trip to Chichen Itza, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in November since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

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