15 days in North America Itinerary

15 days in North America Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Veracruz
— 2 nights
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Merida
— 3 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Arto Otra. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), view the masterpieces at Ambarte, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planner.

Orlando, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Veracruz.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Veracruz

— 2 nights
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. On the 7th (Fri), learn about all things military at Museo Naval Mexico and then step into the grandiose world of San Juan de Ulua. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the City, see the interesting displays at Wax Museum of Veracruz, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario de Veracruz.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Veracruz trip builder.

Getting from Mexico City to Veracruz by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, Veracruz is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Merida.

Things to do in Veracruz

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Merida

— 3 nights
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galeria Tataya and Soho Galleries. Popular historic sites such as Uxmal and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan are in your itinerary. Step out of Merida to go to Ticul and see Iglesia San Antonio De Padua, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Eskalera, see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, steep yourself in history at Dzibilchaltún, and stop by B&G Atelier.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Merida driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Veracruz to Merida in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Veracruz in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida: temperatures range from 99°F by day to 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Side Trips

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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Balam Art On Feathers and Sfer Ik Tulum. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba, approximately Coba away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Paradise Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tulum Bazaar, and kick back and relax at Akumal Beach.

Before you visit Tulum, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Merida in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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