12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Fly

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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Mexico City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cairo to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Xcaret). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, stop by Amore Latino Tulum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Tulum when traveling from Chichen Itza in October, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Zipline
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.