8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Shuttle to Merida, Fly to Veracruz


Mexico City — 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Veracruz to Mexico City is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Veracruz in November, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cozumel.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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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): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel route builder website.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Playa del Carmen.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Playa del Carmen — 3 nights

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Kaahal Home Tulum). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip website.

Ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. In November in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.
Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then make a trip to Chichen Itza, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in November since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
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.