8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 1 night
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
4
Mexico City
— 1 night
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night

1
night
Cancun

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.
On the 9th (Sun), look for gifts at Joyería Ambarte, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In August, Cancun is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
Joyería Ambarte ©
Joyería Ambarte

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then make a trip to Quinta Avenida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Side Trips

Tulum, Akumal Beach
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Casa Cenote ©
Casa Cenote

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral and then stroll through Playa Palancar.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cozumel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

1
night
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 14th (Fri): walk around Bosque de Chapultepec, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip builder website.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cozumel in August: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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night
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Divorce beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor.

Plan trip to Cabo San Lucas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in August, you will find days in Cabo San Lucas are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Divorce beach ©
Divorce beach

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