8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. Keep things going the next day: stop by Kaahal Home Tulum and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planning website .

New York City, USA to Tulum is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Tulum reach 78°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel road trip planning website .

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally make a trip to Zocalo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cozumel in January: highs in Mexico City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 17th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Puerto Vallarta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 62°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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