8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

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

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.
Attractions like Xcaret and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Cenotes Sac Actun & Gran Cenote). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in May; daily highs in Playa del Carmen reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

2
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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 4th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, thenget 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. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm and then explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel road trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. In June in Cozumel, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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