8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cancun
Drive:  2 h
1
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cancun

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach. Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tulum online journey maker .

Cancun to Tulum is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Tulum sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Columbia Reef. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online vacation planner .

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta day trip planning tool .

Fly from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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