Mexico 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 28 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Mexico.

Dive on an immersive weeklong experience in Mexico with one of kimkim's well-curated itineraries. Embark on culture and great outdoor experience where you can see the Yucatán Peninsula, visit the archaeological sites of Chichen Itzá, and view flamingoes at Río Lagartos before heading to Mérida, where you'll go kayaking and relax on the beach. Savor the best of Mexican cuisine on a culinary tour through Mexico City and enjoy local cuisine from family-run restaurants, street food stands, and farms before visiting archaeological sites like the pyramids of Teotihuacán and the colonial city of Puebla. Dive into a cultural tour of Mexico and witness the largest pyramid in the world, learn about pre-Hispanic, Maya, and Aztec cultures, and explore Mexico City, Mérida, Puebla, and Chichén Itzá.

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A cenote on the Yucatán Peninsula
Map of Culture & the Great Outdoors on the Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days
Culture & the Great Outdoors on the Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days

On this colorful trip plan, you'll experience Mexican culture in an authentic way. See the highlights of the Yucatán Peninsula, visit the archaeological sites of Chichen Itzá, Cobá, and  Xcambó, and view flamingos at Río Lagartos before finishing up in Mérida, where you'll go on a kayak tour and relax on the beach.

Scout local eats at popular vendors throughout Mexico City, like these street tacos
Map of Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 7 Days
Culinary Tour Through Mexico City, Puebla & Oaxaca - 7 Days

On this food-focused tour, you'll discover authentic Mexican cuisine at marketplaces, family-run restaurants, street food stands, and Indigenous farms. The itinerary isn't only about food, though: the schedule features visits to archaeological sites and other places of interest, including the pyramids of Teotihuacán and the colonial city of Puebla.

The pyramids at Teotihuacán, Mexico
Cultural Tour of Mexico - 7 Days

The largest pyramid in the world is in Mexico, as are some of the world's mysterious pyramids—at Cholula and Teotihuacán, respectively—and you'll visit both places on this wide-ranging cultural tour. Learn about pre-Hispanic, Maya, and Aztec cultures as you explore Mexico City, Mérida, Puebla, and Chichén Itzá, and take a break for a refreshing dip in a cenote. And a taco or two, of course.

Monarch butterflies in the sky, Mexico
Color and History in Mexico City - 7 Days

On this itinerary, you'll dive into Mexico City and explore everything from its historic center to the canals of Xochimilco. Travel back in time to learn about the history of pre-Hispanic people at the Museum of Anthropology, discover the mysterious temples of Teotihuacán, relax in the wilderness of Jungapeo, see a wide variety of butterflies at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, and get inspired in the bohemian neighborhood of Coyoacán, where Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera used to live.

Ik Kil cenote is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
Map of Yucatán History, Culture & Natural Treasures - 7 Days
Yucatán History, Culture & Natural Treasures - 7 Days

This weeklong, active journey will take you through the highlights of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Begin in Valladolid, then prepare to visit Ek' Balam Archaeological Site and Chichén Itzá, and go swimming in ancient cenotes. Next, transfer to Tulum for a cooking class with a local chef, explore the canals of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve by boat and self-propulsion, and thrill to a jungle adventure park before heading home.

Playa Ruinas
Mayan Culture & History in Tulum - 7 Days

Get away from the hustle and bustle on this adventurous weeklong trip to Tulum. You'll see the best of the Yucatan Peninsula—including the Tulum archaeological site, the Coba Maya ruins, underground caves, cenotes, and more—without compromising on the relaxation factor.

See ancient Maya sites like Uxmal near Mérida, capital of the Yucatán
Map of Best of Mérida: Off the Beaten Path in Mexico's Yucatán - 7 Days
Best of Mérida: Off the Beaten Path in Mexico's Yucatán - 7 Days

See another side of Mexico's gorgeous Yucatán Peninsula as you venture beyond Cancún to the region's heart: Mérida. Over seven days, you'll explore this Spanish-colonial gem of a city (the capital of the province), plus embark on day trips to beaches and the famous cenotes in the area. For a bonus, take a day trip to Chichén Itzá, one of the most impressive ancient Maya ruins in the Yucatán.

Help release sea turtle hatchlings in Huatulco
Map of Oaxaca for Families: Markets, Pyramids, Beaches & Turtles - 7 Days
Oaxaca for Families: Markets, Pyramids, Beaches & Turtles - 7 Days

This weeklong family adventure introduces you to the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca—from its famous food scene and ancient temples to white sandy beaches and exotic wildlife. Browse Oaxaca City's colorful markets, where you can sample everything from empanadas to grasshoppers, and learn the secrets of Mexican cuisine during a rural cooking workshop. Then head to the coastal paradise of Huatulco to watch turtles come ashore before striking out on jungle and waterfall adventures.

Colorful Trajineras
Discover Central Mexico: Mexico City, Cholula & Oaxaca - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering Mexico's central region, from Mexico City to Oaxaca. Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, go biking in Teotihuacán — The City of the Gods, and explore the history of the local agricultural staple of Cholula: corn. End in Oaxaca for a historical tour and a cultural experience to create your own alebrije: a little clay statuette.

Learn the art of the perfect tortilla
Map of Mexico's Culinary Heart: Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days
Mexico's Culinary Heart: Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days

This food-focused itinerary takes you to central Mexico for a week of vibrant flavors and rich culinary traditions. Start in the capital to snack on scorpions and street food in the Mercado de San Juan and marvel at Aztec farming techniques in the floating gardens of Xochimilco. After some sightseeing at the pyramids of Teotihuacan, it's on to Puebla, where you'll learn to make tortillas and mole poblano like a local.

Ancient Ruins
Mexico Rainforest Exploration & Indigenous Culture: Palenque & Nahá - 7 Days

From ancient archaeological sites to relaxing waterfall oases, this weeklong exploration of Central Mexico packs plenty of adventure. You'll explore the ancient Maya cities of Yaxchilan & Bonampak, learn to make a traditional bow & arrow and cool off at the Roberto Barrios waterfalls. To top it off, there's no driving—your personal driver will make sure you get where you're going.

 Farmers harvest agave plants to be used in mezcal spirits production
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Oaxaca: Countryside & Coast - 7 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Oaxaca: Countryside & Coast - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary takes you beyond Oaxaca's tourist trail to discover some of southern Mexico's loveliest countryside and coastline. Begin in Oaxaca City, where you'll tour the best of the city's markets and catch an insider's look at the making of savory traditional foods. Hop between distilleries and help harvest agave along the Mezcal Route, then head to Mazunte and the Pacific coast to witness turtle hatchlings take their first steps and explore biodiverse lagoons by kayak.

Have fun with the kids at the stunning beaches in Mexico
Map of Mexico's Riviera Maya for Families - 7 Days
Mexico's Riviera Maya for Families - 7 Days

Escape to the Yucatán Peninsula on this laid-back, family-friendly itinerary for a week. Based in Playa del Carmen, you'll visit ancient ruins by bicycle or "bicitaxi," enjoying pristine white-sand beaches, swimming in limestone cenotes, and floating down an underground river. A memorable day trip takes you wildlife spotting in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, where you'll learn how the locals protect this unspoiled slice of paradise.

Enjoy a luxury trip to the Riviera Maya
Map of Luxury Family Trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya - 7 Days
Luxury Family Trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya - 7 Days

Make the most of a week in Mexico by basing yourself in one beautiful place and eliminating the need to rush between different destinations. On this weeklong, family-friendly tour, you'll settle into a luxury villa on the Riviera Maya, an ideal location to relax, explore, and enjoy outdoor adventures. Outdoor adventures such as boat tours, snorkeling, caving, and trips to cenotes can be modified to suit the needs of your kids, making this a vacation that everyone will love.

Discover the pottery, textiles, and handicrafts of Oaxaca
Map of Mexican Art & Craftsmanship in Puebla & Oaxaca- 7 Days
Mexican Art & Craftsmanship in Puebla & Oaxaca- 7 Days

Southern Mexico's rich artisan culture comes alive on this immersive weeklong itinerary. See the talavera tiles and colonial architecture of Puebla, then take a road trip south to Oaxaca to master the art of mezcal making and discover pre-Hispanic history at Monte Albán. Along the way, get up close and personal with traditional Mexican craftsmanship as you visit handicraft workshops, meet local weavers, potters, and painters, and try your hand at wood carving and alebrije painting.

End your week in Oaxaca on the beaches of Puerto Escondido
Map of Coastal Mexico Adventure: Oaxaca, Huatulco & Puerto Escondido - 7 Days
Coastal Mexico Adventure: Oaxaca, Huatulco & Puerto Escondido - 7 Days

Experience a week of laid-back adventure with this outdoor-oriented tour focused on Oaxaca's Pacific coast. Get to know the colorful culture and cuisine of Oaxaca City and its surroundings before setting off for the protected natural wonders of Huatulco. Snorkel and cruise through its famous bays, then turn inland to hike in the subtropical rainforest of the Sierra Madre del Sur. Continue along the coast to end your trip with kayaking and beach time on the golden sands of Puerto Escondido.

Sunset over the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula
Map of Self-Drive Adventure on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & El Cuyo - 7 Days
Self-Drive Adventure on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & El Cuyo - 7 Days

Go beyond the surface beauty of Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula to discover its rich history, culture, and nature. This weeklong escape begins in the well-preserved Spanish-colonial city of Valladolid, from which you'll take trips to cenotes and ancient ruins like Ekʼ Balam and Chichén Itzá. Other highlights include visiting the largest Maya pyramid in the region at Cobá, plus an exciting day of kitesurfing on the north coast.

Churros are a favorite Mexican treat
Map of Mexico for Families: Crafts & Cooking in Oaxaca - 7 Days
Mexico for Families: Crafts & Cooking in Oaxaca - 7 Days

Welcome to Oaxaca, a feast for the senses! This week-long family adventure skips the rushing around to focus on the southern Mexican city's many delights. Head to the market to sip spiced hot chocolate, unwrap tamales, and indulge in syrupy nicuátole. Play hide and seek among the ancient temples of Monte Albán, then browse the region's famous handicrafts in local villages. Finish up with a rural cooking workshop, where kids can get hands-on as they make tortillas with a local Zapotec community.

San Servacio Church in Valladolid
Map of Discover Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days
Discover Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula: Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days

Discover a side of Mexico's famed Yucatán Peninsula that tourists rarely see. First, stroll the cobbled streets of Valladolid and marvel at impressive Spanish colonial churches. After Indigenous experiences at Ek' Balam and Yaxunah, you'll take a dip in sapphire cenotes, visit the awe-inspiring pyramid at Chichén Itzá, and cap the trip with street-food tours in Mérida, the region's capital.

Izamal, the famous "Yellow City of the Yucatán"
Map of Escape to Chichén Itzá & Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days
Escape to Chichén Itzá & Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula - 7 Days

Discover the history, heart, and natural beauty of Mexico's famous Yucatán Peninsula on this weeklong adventure. Start in the colonial city of Valladolid, followed by a deep dive into Indigenous culture in Yalcobá. After touring the incredible 1,500-year-old pyramid of Chichén Itzá, finish with a delicious street food tour of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán and one of Mexico's great gastronomy centers.

Black plates, holding traditional Oaxacan green mole, sit on colorful place mats
Map of Explore Oaxaca Through Its Cuisine - 7 Days
Explore Oaxaca Through Its Cuisine - 7 Days

Connect with the rich history and culture of Mexico's "culinary capital" through its famous cuisine on this seven-day tour of Oaxaca. Get your fill of distinct Oaxacan flavors with market tours, Indigenous cooking lessons, and local drink tasting. This journey won't only be about the food, though, with a trek through the Ixtepeji cloud forest, a city tour to see Oaxaca's many murals and several demonstrations of ancient Indigenous art traditions.

Learn to make tortillas with a local Maya community in the Yucatán
Map of Insider's Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days
Insider's Yucatán: Yaxunah, Valladolid & Mérida - 7 Days

Get off the beaten path for a week of culture and nature in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Start in Yaxunah with a weaving workshop and an introduction to ancient Maya farming methods. Transfer to Valladolid to explore the ancient ruins of Ek' Balam and Chichén Itzá, learn embroidery and tortilla-making with local communities, and get to know the colorful streets of colonial Mérida. After some adventurous cenote diving, you'll wrap up with a day of nature and wildlife in the Celestun Biosphere Reserve.

 Tour food stalls at Oaxaca's central markets and savor flavorful eats
Map of Mexican Culture, Cuisine & Crafts in Oaxaca - 7 Days
Mexican Culture, Cuisine & Crafts in Oaxaca - 7 Days

Culture enthusiasts will savor one week of engaging in Oaxaca's traditions, gastronomy, and handicrafts. Sample famed regional dishes before exploring La Sierra Norte's cloud forest. Then, set out into local villages, each known for a handiwork, from San Antonino's intricate embroidery to Tilcajete's hand-painted alebrijes. Learn from a traditional doctor about medicinal plants in San Pablo Etla, where you'll lace up your hiking boots for the Puma Trail and transform the amaranth plant into a dessert.

Learn how to order street food like tacos al pastor from a local guide
Map of Ultimate Foodie Adventure in Mexico City - 7 Days
Ultimate Foodie Adventure in Mexico City - 7 Days

This weeklong culinary tour in Mexico City is made for food and drink lovers. Start by sipping artisanal mezcal as you wander the charming neighborhood of Navarte. Then savor Oaxacan mole at a restaurant, wander the stalls of the gourmet Mercado de San Juan, and order tacos al pastor from street vendors. You'll also dig into guacamole at a cantina, sip local beers while cheering on your favorite Mexican wrestler, attend a cooking class, and try ancient culinary delights at the ruins of Teotihuacán.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful buildings of Mexico City, like the Palacio de Bellas Artes
Map of Cultural Treasures of Mexico City - 7 Days
Cultural Treasures of Mexico City - 7 Days

Spend a week delving into the rich cultural heritage of Mexico City, from pre-Hispanic times to the modern era. Start by ordering street tacos in the historic district and marveling at the murals among the famous Teotihuacán pyramids. Then visit sustainable island farms in the colorful Xochimilco canals and shop for art on the cobblestoned streets of Coyoacán. Finish by gaping at the opulent rooms in Chapultepec Castle before exploring Casa Azul, once home to artist Frida Kahlo.

 Find the best adventures in and around Mexico City on this one-week tour
Map of Authentic Experiences & Outdoor Adventures in Mexico City - 7 Days
Authentic Experiences & Outdoor Adventures in Mexico City - 7 Days

Immerse yourself in Mexico City's most unexpected cultural and outdoor experiences during this weeklong tour. Start the trip by enjoying a tasting menu prepared by Oaxacan chefs and eating your way through the charming Roma neighborhood. Then see a mariachi show, trek along the Popocatépetl volcano, and cruise the canals at Xochimilco. If that's not enough, visit Frida Kahlo's house, cheer on your favorite Mexican wrestler, and soar over the pyramids of Teotihuacán in a hot-air balloon.

 Try delicious traditional Mexican cuisine in Coyoacán
Map of  Cuisine & Culture of Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days
Cuisine & Culture of Mexico City & Puebla - 7 Days

This food and culture-focused itinerary takes you to central Mexico for a week of rich culinary and cultural traditions. It all starts in Mexico City, where you'll savor mouthwatering street food and take a floating tour of the historic canals of Xochimilco. See the Valley of Teotihuacán's "City of the Gods" via bicycle, then continue to Puebla, exploring its neighborhoods and ancient architecture and learning to make tortillas and mole poblano like a local.

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