17 days in North America Itinerary

17 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner
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Fly
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Queretaro City
Drive
3
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Queretaro City
Fly
6
Cancun
Bus to Chiquilá, Ferry to Holbox Island
7
Holbox Island
— 6 nights
Shuttle
8
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Cancun
Fly
10
Mexico City
Fly

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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. On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Historia, Castillo de Chapultepec, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then squeeze the most out of the city with Trajineras Xochimilco.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mexico City itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride 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 find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Queretaro City online journey builder.

Drive from Mexico City to Queretaro City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Queretaro City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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.
For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Guanajuato trip planner.

You can drive from Queretaro City to Guanajuato in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende travel route app.

You can drive from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende in 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

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Queretaro City trip planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. You will leave for Cancun on the 22nd (Thu).
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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.
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cancun route tool.

Traveling by flight from Queretaro City to Cancun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Queretaro City to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Queretaro City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. You will leave for Holbox Island on the 22nd (Thu).
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Holbox Island — 6 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Playa Punta Cocos as well as Punta Mosquito.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Holbox Island tour planner.

Do a combination of from Cancun to Holbox Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Merida.
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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.
You've added Chichen Itza, Cathedral de Merida, Cenote noh mozon, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Plaza Grande.

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

Fly from Holbox Island to Merida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Holbox Island in December: highs in Merida hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.
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Cancun

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cancun vacation planner.

Fly from Merida to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. You will leave for Mexico City on the 31st (Sat).
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel route planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cancun in December, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). On the 31st (Sat), you're off to home.
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