19 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

19 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico & Guatemala Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tulum, Mexico
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
6
Tikal National Park, Guatemala
— 1 day
Fly:  26​h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Cancun, Mexico

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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Spend the 18th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and stop by Avenida Tulum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun itinerary planner .

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, things will get much hotter in Cancun: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines
Swim with Dolphins
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

1
night
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
On the 20th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

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Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in February, Chichen Itza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

#Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

4
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Visiting Playa Paraiso and Grand Cenote will get you outdoors. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Akumal Beach in Akumal--about 34 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Wed) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and stop by La Llorona.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tulum day trip planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in February, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Akumal Beach
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum

4
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve. San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and look for gifts at Diamonds International.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Museo del Templo Mayor. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, brush up on your military savvy at Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea Mexicanos Bethlemitas, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and contemplate the long history of Tlatelolco.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in March, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Tikal National Park.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

1
day
Tikal National Park, Guatemala

Tikal National Park ©
Take a trip to Tikal National Park and discover an ancient city in the thick tropical jungle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Tikal.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tikal National Park online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Tikal National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tikal National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature
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Tikal ©
Tikal

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