16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder site.

New Delhi, India to Mexico City is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Mexico City, you'll gain 11.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall and then see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tee off at Cozumel Country Club.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online vacation planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in November, expect Cozumel to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Delfines and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
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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 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza road trip app.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, expect Tulum to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Mexico travel guide

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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.