7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Quito
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Tulum
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Quito

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip website.

Quito, Ecuador to Tulum is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Quito in abril; daily highs in Tulum reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Climbing Tours
Kaahal Home Tulum ©
Kaahal Home Tulum

1
night
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip website.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In abril, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

1
night
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 16th (Thu), kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then explore the galleries of Galleria Dante, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from Cancun in abril, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins

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 18th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip app.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mexico City when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in abril, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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