8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chicago

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), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then explore the ancient world 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, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mexico City vacation site .

Chicago, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in Mexico City are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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 Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Cenotes Sac Actun & Gran Cenote). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, get outside with Outdoor Activities, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen online tour builder .

You can fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 85°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive 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
nights
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, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm and then explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. 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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