22 days in Mexico, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

22 days in Mexico, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico, Peru & Bolivia Itinerary

Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Cozumel, Mexico
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + ferry + foot + bus:  2​h 15​min
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Cancun, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Cusco, Peru
— 4 nights
bus + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Lisbon, Portugal

3
days
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.
Relax by the water at Playa Palancar and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef will get you outdoors. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia Reef and look for gifts at Diamonds International.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Tulum.

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Playa Palancar
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Palancar Reef

4
days
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 Mayan Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Akumal Beach in Akumal, about 34 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Cenote, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

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Do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

2
days
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil and then take a memorable tour with Xkeken Tourstation & Jungle Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at El Castillo and then make a trip to Chichen Itza.

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You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Traveling from Tulum in September, expect Chichen Itza to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Xkeken Tourstation & Jungle Park
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Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo
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3
days
Cancun, Mexico

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 outdoors at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Spend the 6th (Thu) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Tortugas, stop by Plaza Las Americas, and steep yourself in history at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey).

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Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Playa Norte
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Playa Tortugas

3
days
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacsayhuaman and Choquequirao Archeological Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Blas, admire the striking features of Catedral del Cuzco o Catedral Basilica de la Virgen de la Asuncion, explore the ancient world of Sacred Valley of the Incas, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Armas.

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Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cusco takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in September, you will find days in Cusco are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Choquequirao Archeological Park
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Choquequirao Archeological Park ©
Choquequirao Archeological Park

2
days
Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Intipuncu, explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, and then stop by Artesanias. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

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Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Copacabana.

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Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

1
day
Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Titicaca.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Copacabana. The time zone changes from Peru Time (PET) to Bolivia Time (BOT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca

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