8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Puebla
— 1 night
Fly
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Tulum
— 1 night
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Cabo San Lucas

— 1 night
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Reflections of Cabo and then kick back and relax at Playa del Amor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then explore the galleries of Golden Cactus Gallery.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from San Juan to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. July in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then make a trip to Zocalo, then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in July: highs in Mexico City hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Puebla

— 1 night

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, then examine the collection at Museo Amparo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Puebla day trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Puebla sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tulum.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tulum

— 1 night
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 (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tulum driving holiday planning website.

Fly from Puebla to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puebla in July, expect Tulum to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.