17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Queretaro City
Fly to Cancun, Shuttle to Holbox Island
5
Holbox Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Merida
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Bacalar
— 2 nights
Drive to Chetumal International Airport, Fly to Paris

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Mexico City — 2 nights

City of Palaces

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 Trajineras Xochimilco as well as Museo Nacional de Historia, Castillo de Chapultepec. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Historia, Castillo de Chapultepec, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then go all around town with Trajineras Xochimilco.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mexico City route planning site.

Paris, France to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Paris to Mexico City. When traveling from Paris in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Guanajuato.
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Guanajuato — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila, and then admire the masterpieces at Artlalli.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Guanajuato in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Miguel de Allende.
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San Miguel de Allende — 2 nights

A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Queretaro City.
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Queretaro City

With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Queretaro City itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Queretaro City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll set off for Holbox Island on the 22nd (Thu).
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Holbox Island — 3 nights

Holbox Island is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Holbox, explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and head off the coast to Holbox Island.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Holbox Island trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Queretaro City to Holbox Island in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Queretaro City, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Holbox Island, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Merida.
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Merida — 4 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.
When in Merida, make a side trip to see Cenote Kankirixche in Mucuyche, approximately Mucuyche away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, take in the exciting artwork at 100% Mexico, and contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Merida road trip site.

Getting from Holbox Island to Merida by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Holbox Island in December, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bacalar.
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Bacalar — 2 nights

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Cocalitos and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Bacalar and then contemplate the long history of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bacalar trip itinerary app.

Drive from Merida to Bacalar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Bacalar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).
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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.
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