8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h
2
Merida
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mayan Beach as well as Grand Cenote. On the 8th (Mon), explore the activities along Grand Cenote, then explore the ancient world of Ruinas Mayas de Tulum, and then kick back and relax at Mayan Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tulum travel itinerary creator.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Tulum is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Tulum, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Tulum, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lucas de Galvez market, Parque de Santa Lucia and Chichen Itza. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Lucas de Galvez market and then head outdoors with Parque de Santa Lucia. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Merida trip builder.

You can drive from Tulum to Merida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Merida, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Parque de Santa Lucia ©
Parque de Santa Lucia
Lucas de Galvez market ©
Lucas de Galvez market

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Condesa, Volar en Globo and Xochimilco. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): squeeze the most out of the city with Xochimilco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with Volar en Globo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Merida to Mexico City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Merida in May, plan for colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

VOLAR EN GLOBO
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Xochimilco ©
Xochimilco
La Condesa ©
La Condesa
VOLAR EN GLOBO ©
VOLAR EN GLOBO

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