7 days in Mexico & Texas Itinerary

7 days in Mexico & Texas Itinerary

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Tulum, Mexico
— 2 nights
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
San Antonio, United States
— 3 nights


Tulum, Mexico

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Skydiving & Xcaret). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tulum attractions app.

Berlin, Germany to Tulum is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In December in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

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 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip maker website.

You can fly from Tulum to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tulum in December: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

San Antonio, United States

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, walk around Hemisfair Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, and finally explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Mexico City to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in San Antonio hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · History Museums · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.