16 days in Mexico City, Villahermosa & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

16 days in Mexico City, Villahermosa & Playa del Carmen Itinerary

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Mexico City
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Villahermosa
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Playa del Carmen
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Mexico City — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Popular historic sites such as Zocalo and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bogota to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Villahermosa.
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Villahermosa — 1 night

Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Museo de Historia Natural, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Antropologia Carlos Pellicer Camara, then see the interesting displays at Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate, and finally explore the ancient world of Comalcalco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Senor de Tabasco, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer, then get a new perspective on nature at Parque Museo La Venta, and finally stroll around Parque La Choca.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Villahermosa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Villahermosa takes 9.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Villahermosa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen — 7 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Visit Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba), Tulum (Spas & Wellness, LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, &more) and Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret (in Solidaridad). On the 8th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at Xplor Park by Xcaret. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen takes 11 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Villahermosa to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. January in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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