1 Week In Mexico (7 days) - 6 Unique Itineraries

Explore the enchanting realm of Mexico with our six unique week-long Mexico itineraries. Immerse yourself in the nation's rich history, savour its delectable cuisine, and embrace the vibrant culture. Unravel the secrets of ancient civilizations, bask in breathtaking landscapes, and revel in warm hospitality. From laid-back beach escapes to cultural city tours and untamed wilderness adventures, these six unique week-long Mexico itineraries promise an unforgettable journey.

Itinerary #1: Authentic and Unique Mexico City

Explore the wonders of Mexico City in this 7-day itinerary that showcases the city's rich culture and attractions. Begin your adventure with a guided walking tour led by a former Lucha Libre wrestler, delving into the history of this iconic Mexican sport. Day two brings you to the UNESCO-listed Historic Center, accompanied by a local guide who reveals its historical significance and treats you to authentic Mexican cuisine from local stalls.

Day three unfolds with a guided exploration of the Museum of Anthropology's pre-Hispanic treasures and a visit to the Chapultepec Castle, offering panoramic views from its hilltop location. Experience the vibrant canals of Xochimilco on day four, riding a traditional trajinera and discovering the region's history and unique ecosystem.

Teotihuacan's archaeological wonders await on day five, with a local guide unveiling the mysteries of this ancient city, including iconic structures like the Pyramid of the Sun. On day six, relish in the freedom to uncover more of the city's gems at your pace, from museums to charming neighbourhoods.

Concluding on day seven, your transfer to the airport marks the end of an unforgettable Mexican escapade. Yet, the country's allure will linger, inviting you to return for more exciting adventures in the future.

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Basilica, Mexico City, @ Shutterstock

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Palacio Bellas Artes @ Shutterstock

Itinerary overview

Check this overview of the 7 days Mexico itinerary.

    Day one

  • Arrive in Mexico City and Walking tour and Arena Mexico.
  • Overnight in Mexico-city.

    Day two

  • Four-hour walking tour of Mexico City.
  • Introduction to Mexican gastronomy.
  • Overnight in Mexico-city.

    Day three

  • Five-hour guided tour of the Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec Castle.
  • Overnight in Mexico-city.

    Day four

  • Boat tour of the canals of Xochimilco.
  • Exploration of Coyoacánin neighbourhood.
  • Overnight in Mexico-city.

    Day five

  • Tour of the archaeological site of Teotihuacan.
  • Overnight in Mexico-city.

    Day six

  • Free day in Mexico City.
  • Overnight in Mexico-city.

    Day seven

  • Transfer and departure.

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Cochinita Pibil Tacos, Mexico @ Shutterstock

Itinerary #2: Baja: Pacific Coast Paradise

Discover the unspoiled paradise of Baja California in a 7-day journey. This off-the-beaten-track region boasts mountains, deserts, and miles of Pacific coastline. Your adventure begins at La Paz Airport, where you'll be transported to your hotel. Day one unveils the picturesque beaches of La Paz, including Balandra Lagoon and 'El Tecolote.'

Day two takes you to Loreto, the former Baja California capital. En route, explore the restored Jesuit mission "Mission de San Javier" and savour homemade tortillas. On day three, voyage to Coronado Island for diverse wildlife encounters and a city tour of Loreto's landmarks.

Day four's highlight is Espiritu Santo Island, known for snorkelling with sea lions. Day five explores coastal towns, El Triunfo, Los Barriles, and San Jose del Cabo. Day six features Todos Santos, famed for the Eagles' "Hotel California," and a boat trip to the Arch of Cabo San Lucas.

On the final day, enjoy breakfast and leisure before departing from La Paz Airport, concluding your unforgettable Baja California experience. This itinerary blends natural beauty and cultural exploration for a captivating journey.

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San Ignacio, Baja, Mexico @ Shutterstock

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Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico @ Shutterstock

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La Paz, Baja, Mexico @ Shutterstock

Itinerary overview

Check this overview of the 7 days Mexico itinerary.

    Day one

  • Arrival in La Paz.
  • Overnight in La Paz.

    Day two

  • Loreto tour.
  • Overnight in La Paz.

    Day three

  • Coronado Island Tour.
  • Overnight in La Paz. 

    Day four 

  • Espiritu Santo Island Tour.
  • Overnight in La Paz.

    Day five

  • Baja California Sur Town Tour.
  • Overnight in San Jose del Cabo. 

    Day six 

  • Todos Santos Tour.
  • Overnight in San Jose del Cabo. 

    Day seven

  • Departure for a return flight.

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Playa el Requeson, Baja, California Sur, Mexico @ Shutterstock

Itinerary #3: Mexico's Churros and Chiapas

Embark on an exhilarating 7-day Mexican adventure, beginning in Mexico City's historic charm before immersing in Chiapas' natural wonders and Mayan heritage.

Day one lands you in Mexico City, where you'll be escorted to your city-centre hotel near Zocalo Square. On day two, take a domestic flight to Chiapas. Explore Sumidero Canyon's grandeur and Chiapa de Corso's crafts. Settle in San Cristobal de las Casas amid its colonial allure.

Discover San Cristobal's treasures on day three, along with vibrant mountain communities Zinacantan and San Juan Chamula. Day four unveils El Ciflon's cascades and Montebello Lakes' splendour.

Day five unfolds at Agua Azul Waterfall's jungle-framed beauty, leading to the magnificent Palenque ruins. Day six ventures to Bonampak's iconic paintings and Yaxchilan via a river voyage.

Day seven concludes with breakfast, followed by a transfer to Palenque or Villahermosa airport. This itinerary fuses history, nature, and culture, creating an unforgettable Mexican experience.

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Cathedral San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas - Mexico @ Shutterstock

Cathedral San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas - Mexico @ Shutterstock

Mayan ruins in Palenque, Mexico © Shutterstock

Mayan ruins in Palenque, Mexico @ Shutterstock

Itinerary overview

Check this overview of the 7 days Mexico itinerary.

    Day one

  • Arrive in Mexico City.
  • Overnight in Mexico City. 

    Day two

  • Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Tour.
  • Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas. 

    Day three

  • San Cristobal de las Casas Tour.
  • Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas. 

    Day four 

  • Cascadas El Chiflon and Montebello Lakes National Park.
  • Overnight in San Cristobal de las Casas. 

    Day five

  • Agua Azul and Palenque Tour.
  • Overnight in Palenque. 

    Day six 

  • Bonampak and Yaxchilan Tour.
  • Overnight in Palenque. 

    Day seven

  • Transfer and departure.

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Mayan mural painting, Bonampak Chiapas, Mexico © Shutterstock

Mayan mural painting, Bonampak, Chiapas, Mexico @ Shutterstock

Itinerary #4: Mexico's Mayan Trail

Embark on this 7-day Mexico itinerary, an archaeological trip through Mexico. Commence your journey by relaxing on Playa del Carmen's Caribbean shores. Explore Mayan ruins and colonial towns on this enchanting route.

Day one starts with a transfer to your Playa del Carmen hotel from Cancun Airport. Enjoy leisure time in the city centre. On day two, visit Tulum's ruins and Bacalar Lagoon's beauty. Arrive in Chetumal with free time.

Day three introduces Chetumal's culture and the Mayan Museum. Explore Cojunlich and Becan ruins, then settle in Chicanna. Day four leads to Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, a vast protected area rich in wildlife. Return to Campeche.

Day five encompasses Campeche's city tour and Uxmal ruins, followed by Mérida's charm. Stay in the historic city centre. On day six, marvel at Chichen Itza's wonders, including the iconic pyramid. Discover Valladolid's colonial beauty and return to Playa del Carmen.

On day seven, explore freely before departing from Cancun Airport, concluding your remarkable Mexican expedition. This itinerary merges history, nature, and culture for an unforgettable adventure.

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Cancún, Mexico @ Shutterstock

Aerial shot of Playa Norte at Isla Mujeres, island located near Cancun © Shutterstock

Playa Norte at Isla Mujeres, Cancun © Shutterstock

Itinerary overview

Check this overview of the 7 days Mexico itinerary.

    Day one

  • Arrive in Cancun.
  • Overnight in Cancun.

    Day two

  • Tulum and Bacalar Lagoon Tour.
  • Overnight in Chetumal.

    Day three

  • Chetuma, Kohunlich and Bekan Tour.
  • Overnight in Chicanna.

    Day four 

  • Calakmul Biosphere Reserve Tour.
  • Overnight in Campeche.

    Day five

  • Campeche, Uxmal and Merida Tour.
  • Overnight in Merida.

    Day six

  • Chichén Itzá Tour.
  • Overnight in Cancun. 

    Day seven

  • Departure from Cancun Airport.

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Beach on Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Mexico © Shutterstock

Beach on Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Mexico © Shutterstock

Tulum, Mayan ruins, Mexico © DC_Aperture/Shutterstock

Tulum, Mayan ruins, Mexico © DC_Aperture/Shutterstock

Itinerary #5: Mexico City to the Yucatán

One of the most popular 7 days Mexico itineraries is our Yucatan itinerary. Your adventure commences at Mexico City International Airport, transferring you to your downtown hotel on day one. Spend the afternoon exploring at your own pace.

Day two unveils Mexico City's history with visits to the National Palace, Zocalo Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Anthropology Museum. Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon.

Day three explores Teotihuacan's archaeological wonders, including the Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon, and the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe Shrine. Day four brings you to Playa del Carmen, where you'll explore the town.

Day five takes you to the Tulum Archaeological Site, featuring stunning Caribbean views, followed by Coba's highest pyramid and Yucatecan meal. Day six highlights Chichén Itzá's iconic pyramid and Maya architecture, before reaching Mérida for exploration and local cuisine.

Day seven grants your leisure to explore before transferring to Cancun Airport, concluding your extraordinary Mexican journey. This itinerary merges history, culture, and natural beauty for an unforgettable experience.

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Itinerary overview

Check this overview of the 7 days Mexico itinerary.

    Day one

  • Arrive in Mexico City.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day two

  • Historical Mexico City Tour.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day three

  • Teotihuacan Tour.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day four 

  • Arrival in Playa del Carmen.
  • Overnight in Playa del Carmen.

    Day five

  • Excursion to Tulum, Coba and Playa Paraiso.
  • Overnight in Playa del Carmen.

    Day six

  • Chichén Itzá Tour and continue to Merida.
  • Overnight in Merida. 

    Day seven

  • Merida to Playa del Carmen and Departure.

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Tulum Playa del Carmen beach, Mexico © Shutterstock

Tulum Playa del Carmen beach, Mexico © Shutterstock

Itinerary #6: Mexico City Explored

Experience the allure of Mexico City with this captivating week-long itinerary that unveils its treasures and neighbouring gems.

Day one welcomes you at Mexico City International Airport, guiding you to your city centre hotel via shared transfer. Day two commences with a historic centre tour featuring Zocalo, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Templo Mayor. Explore Chapultepec Park and the National Museum of Anthropology and History, followed by visits to Palacio de Arte and the Museum of Anthropology.

Day three joins a shared tour of the Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan's pyramids, blending cultural veneration and archaeological marvels. On day four, discover Cholula's churches and Puebla's UNESCO World Heritage sites, adorned with stunning architecture.

Day five explores the Frida Kahlo Museum and Jochimilco's "floating gardens." Discover University City, a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Day six leads to Cuernavaca's eternal spring and Taxco's silversmithing heritage.

The journey culminates on day seven, bidding farewell as a shared transfer escorts you to the airport for your international departure. Hasta Pronto for now! This itinerary promises an immersive exploration of Mexico's rich culture and history.

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Day of the Dead altar is seen in Zocalo square, downtown Mexico City, Mexico © Shutterstock

Day of the Dead altar is seen in Zocalo Square, downtown Mexico City, Mexico © Shutterstock

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Mexico City, National Palace © Shutterstock

Itinerary overview

Check this overview of the 7 days Mexico itinerary.

    Day one

  • Arrival in Mexico City.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day two

  • Historical Mexico City Tour and Anthropology Museum.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day three

  • Basilica of Guadalupe and Teotihuacan Pyramids from Mexico City.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day four 

  • Visit Puebla and Cholula from Mexico City.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day five

  • Day Trip to Frida Kahlo Museum, Xochimilco and University City.
  • Overnight in Mexico City.

    Day six

  • Day Trip to Cuernavaca and Taxco.
  • Overnight in Mexico City. 

    Day seven

  • Transfer and departure.

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Puebla, Mexico © Shutterstock

houses in Taxco, Mexico

Taxco, Mexico © Shutterstock

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updated 06.06.2024

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