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Mexico’s size can be intimidating. However, one week in Mexico is plenty of time to tick off its major destinations since many of the country’s finest attractions are located together on the Yucatan Peninsula. Here you can discover the history of colonial towns and climb ancient Mayan pyramids. Hike through jungles on wildlife treks if you want to and relax at stunning natural sinkholes. There are miles after miles of excellent beaches on Mexico’s Caribbean to kick back at the end of your journey. Check out our top two recommendations for a 7-day Mexican holiday itinerary. 

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1. The Yucatan by Bike: One week in Mexico

San Andres Church in Ajijic, Mexico
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Day 1 Absorb the lively atmosphere on your tour to Playa del Carmen
Day 2 Ride a bike to Coba Maya, take a dip in a sinkhole
Day 3 Enter the jungle in search of the Temple of the Masks in Kohunlich
Day 4 Cycle to Calakmul Biosphere Reserve
Day 5 Grab your binoculars for a birding adventure in Kantemo
Day 6 Trek along the shores of the Caribbean in Sian Ka’an
Day 7 Transfer to Cancun airport

This seven-day tour of Yucatan by bicycle lets you discover everything that makes the region special. Cycling on a combination of tarred roads and forest paths, you will take in major Mayan sites including Coba and Kohunlich’s Temples of the Masks. Get the chance to cool off in the natural sinkholes that dot the region, explore its forests and wildlife and take it easy in one of the world’s foremost beach destinations. See more 7-day tours in Mexico.

2. Northern Yucatan Explorer: One week in Mexico

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Day 1 Take your first steps in the city as you tour Cancun
Day 2 Snorkel over the reefs of Isla de Mujeres
Day 3 Gaze at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza
Day 4 Discover the history of Uxmal and Kaba
Day 5 Feel free to explore Tulum at your own pace
Day 6 Enjoy all the delights of Playa del Carmen
Day 7 Take your last look at the Yucatan

A mix of free time by the Caribbean and visits to Mexico’s most famous sites, it is no wonder that this tour is one of our top two recommendations for one week in Mexico. Having soaked up the atmospheric streets of Cancun, you are off to Isla de Mujers for snorkeling before delving into the extraordinary history of the Mayan people. Go on guided tours of important Mesoamerican sites including Chichen Itza, home to the El Castillo pyramid. You then continue to Tulum and Playa del Carmen, a destination like no other. Describe your ideal 7-day Mexico tour for a customized itinerary.

As seen in the itineraries provided above, just one week is enough to make a memorable trip to Mexico. If you’d like to plan a similar holiday or something completely different for yourself, connect with our Travel Experts in Mexico.

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Published by David Lee, updated on November 24, 2022
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