12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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12 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 1 day
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Cancun

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
On the 21st (Sun), kick your exploration up a notch at Selvatica and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cancun is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Selvatica ©
Selvatica
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 22nd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza day trip planning website .

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dzibichaltun, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Playa del Carmen to see Xcaret Park about 56 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Tue) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club, and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tulum road trip planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in July: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Xcaret Park
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

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 26th (Fri): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio Postal, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, then contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally make a trip to Zocalo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cozumel in July, with highs in Mexico City at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at A Broken Art and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Plan my day in Puerto Vallarta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

A Broken Art
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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