8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Milan

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 10th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Cozumel is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Milan to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Akumal Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (MiNiAtUrE art Gallery & Gran Cenote). Next up on the itinerary: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen online road trip planner .

Drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally explore the galleries of Arto Otra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in December, expect nights in Mexico City to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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