28 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner
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Fly
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Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tulum
— 7 nights
Fly
3
Mexico City
— 1 day
Drive
4
Tolantongo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tepoztlan
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Puebla
— 4 nights
Shuttle
7
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
8
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
Shuttle
9
Palenque
— 3 nights
Bus
10
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 1 night
Drive
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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Cancun — 1 night

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun attractions planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Cancun is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Cancun. Traveling from Budapest in November, things will get warmer in Cancun: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. You will leave for Tulum on the 29th (Tue).
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Tulum — 7 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueologica de Coba in Coba, approximately Coba away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 1 day

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 6th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tulum to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tulum, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tolantongo.
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Tolantongo — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Grutas Tolantongo.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tolantongo travel route planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to Tolantongo in 4 hours. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tepoztlan.
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Tepoztlan — 2 nights

Tepoztlán is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ex Convento Dominico de la Natividad, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tepozteco, and then sample the fine beverages at Lagartija Club Mezcal. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Garden Borda Cultural Center, steep yourself in history at Robert Brady Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Palacio de Cortes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tepoztlan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tolantongo to Tepoztlan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Tepoztlan, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Puebla.
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Puebla — 4 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Puebla is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), meet the residents at Africam Safari, see the interesting displays at La Casa del Mendrugo, and wander the streets of Zocalo.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puebla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tepoztlan to Puebla in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tepoztlan in December: high temperatures in Puebla hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 2 nights

City of Palaces

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City road trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to San Cristobal de las Casas.
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San Cristobal de las Casas — 3 nights

San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas trip maker tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to San Cristobal de las Casas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Cristobal de las Casas: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Palenque.
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Palenque — 3 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palenque trip maker site.

You can take a shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Tuxtla Gutierrez.
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Tuxtla Gutierrez — 1 night

Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuxtla Gutierrez online itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutierrez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Cancun on the 22nd (Thu).
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Cancun — 2 nights

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

You can drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun in 15 hours. Traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cancun when traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez in December, with lows around 24°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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