8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cancun
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Cancun
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 45​min
3
Holbox Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chetumal
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Bacalar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
7
Tulum
— 1 night
End: Cancun

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cancun. June in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Isla Mujeres

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Holbox Island

Holbox Island
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Punta Mosquito, then view the masterpieces at La Choza de Fito, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Coco Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Holbox Island travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chetumal.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Chetumal

Chetumal ©
Chetumal is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. On the 22nd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Dzibanche and then go for a walk through El Malecon de Chetumal.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chetumal trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Chetumal. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Chetumal

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche

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Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bacalar trip planner.

You can drive from Chetumal to Bacalar in an hour. In June in Bacalar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, then admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, then see the interesting displays at Cenote Hubiku, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Zaci, then make a trip to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Samula.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Chichen Itza takes 4 hours. In June in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Cenote Zaci ©
Cenote Zaci

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and then Head underground at Cenote Santa Cruz.

You can plan Tulum trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in June: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cenote Santa Cruz
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz

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