17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico Itinerary

London
Fly + taxi + bus:  17​h 15​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tulum
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
London

4
days
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Playa del Amor and Santa Maria Beach. Get some cultural insight at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Golden Cactus Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Movimiento Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Medano Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Pepita's Magic of the Moon.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas day trip planner .

London, UK to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In May, Cabo San Lucas is much warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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San Jose del Cabo
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach

2
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate the long history of Tlatelolco, then contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

1
day
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the ancient world of El Castillo, then steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, and then explore the ancient world of Kinichna.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Chichen Itza. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Chichen Itza, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

#Historic Sites

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Kinichna
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo

4
days
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.
Ruins of Tulum and Galeria Lamanai are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Grand Cenote. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Yal-ku Lagoon in Akumal--about 34 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Thu) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, stop by MexicArte, and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip maker .

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in May, expect Tulum to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Akumal, Xel-Ha
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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
Scuba & Snorkeling
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. It doesn't end there: get outside with Paradise Beach and explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

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