7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  7​h
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Denver

1
night
Cancun

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.
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip maker site .

Denver, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cancun when traveling from Denver in July, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Beaches Parks
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at El Castillo and then make a trip to Chichen Itza.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planner .

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Playa Paraiso and Akumal Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at La Llorona.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in July, expect Tulum to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel tour planning app .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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