8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zocalo and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and view the masterpieces at Ambarte.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City road trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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.
Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Ek Balam. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza), Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM (in Valladolid) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Las Pinturas, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, admire the striking features of Sfer IK, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tulum driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Tulum in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tulum due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tulum, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, Ek Balam, Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, Chichen Itza
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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