8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico route planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
— 3 nights
Mexico City
— 1 night
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights


Cozumel — 1 night

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 18th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner.

Washington, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 12-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cozumel when traveling from Washington in July, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Tulum.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Tulum — 3 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Zipline & Xcaret). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Tulum tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Tulum sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Mexico City — 1 night

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Tulum to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tulum in July: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Puerto Vallarta — 2 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 23rd (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect Puerto Vallarta to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.