8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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

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Mexico City

Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Mexico City are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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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 29th (Thu): try out the rides at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect Cozumel to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Classes
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Kax Ek.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hunt for treasures at Tulum Bazaar.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tulum journey maker tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Tulum, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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