8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
San Jose del Cabo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Winnipeg

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 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Cozumel is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Winnipeg to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. In December, Cozumel is warmer than Winnipeg - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Kaahal Home Tulum and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, then take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tulum online day trip planner .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
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.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tulum in December, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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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

2
nights
San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo ©
Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, get a taste of life in the country at Cuadra San Francisco, then take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mexico City to San Jose del Cabo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to San Jose del Cabo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in December, things will get somewhat warmer in San Jose del Cabo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo San Lucas, Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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