8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 15 min
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tulum is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Tulum reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Cozumel

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, then see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan. Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in October, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

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

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