16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Villahermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Palenque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Campeche
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Celestun
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  16​h
End: Bratislava

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Xochimilco, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), see the interesting displays at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Vasconcelos. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and then squeeze the most out of the city with Xochimilco.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Mexico City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bratislava to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bratislava, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. You will leave for San Juan Teotihuacan on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

few
hours
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 7th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites
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2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
You've added Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, Street of Candies, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Popocatepetl, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puebla trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Puebla, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Popocatepetl
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

1
night
Villahermosa

Villahermosa ©
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn the secrets of production at Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria and then make a trip to Comalcalco Pyramids.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Villahermosa visit planning app .

Explore your travel options from Puebla to Villahermosa with the Route module. When traveling from Puebla in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Villahermosa, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Tours

Side Trip

Comalcalco
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Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria ©
Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascadas de Misol-Ha, Museo Del Textil and Agua Azul Waterfalls. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Palenque tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Villahermosa to Palenque in 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Campeche.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls

1
night
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zona Arquelogica Edzna. On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Campeche, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Campeche Waterfront Promenade.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Campeche trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Palenque to Campeche takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Campeche. November in Campeche sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Celestun on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites
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Campeche Waterfront Promenade ©
Campeche Waterfront Promenade
Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna

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hours
Celestun

Celestun ©
Celestún is a town in Yucatán, Mexico. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Mangroves of Dzinitun and then catch all the local highlights with Flamingo Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Celestun trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Campeche to Celestun takes 3 hours. In November in Celestun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Celestun

Tours Nature Parks
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Flamingo Tours ©
Flamingo Tours
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementario General, and finally make a trip to Paseo de Montejo. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Suytun Cenote.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Merida trip planner .

Drive from Celestun to Merida in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Suytun Cenote, Convento de San Antonio de Padua
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon ©
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): Head underground at Gran Cenote and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tulum attractions planning site .

Drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Merida in November, you will find days in Tulum are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Subacuatico de Arte as well as El Parque de las Palapas. On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas. On your second day here, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then examine the collection at Museo Subacuatico de Arte.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Museo Subacuatico de Arte
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Swim with Dolphins
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas
Museo Subacuatico de Arte ©
Museo Subacuatico de Arte

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