13 days in Chiapas Itinerary

13 days in Chiapas Itinerary

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13 days in Chiapas Itinerary

Mexico City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Tapachula
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Palenque
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Mexico City

1
day
Tapachula

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Planetary Cobach and then delve into the distant past at Izapa Ruins.

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Mexico City to Tapachula is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mexico City in February, you will find days in Tapachula are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Tapachula

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Izapa Ruins

5
days
San Cristobal de las Casas

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Foro Cultural Kinoki and Museo de Trajes Regionales. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Guadalupe Church and Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mercado de Dulces y Artesania, examine the collection at Museo Centro Cultural Altos de Chiapas, explore the ancient world of Moxviquil, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from Tapachula to San Cristobal de las Casas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

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Foro Cultural Kinoki
Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos
The Guadalupe Church

3
days
Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla, officially known as Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. El Museo del Cafe and Museo de la Marimba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Sima de las Cotorras and Climbing Tours. Change things up with a short trip to El Chorreadero in Chiapa de Corzo (about 36 minutes away). There's more to do: head outdoors with Mirador Manos Que Imploran and don't miss a visit to Chiapa de Corzo.

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Traveling by car from San Cristobal de las Casas to Tuxtla Gutierrez takes an hour. In March in Tuxtla Gutierrez, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

El Chorreadero, Sima de las Cotorras
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Mirador Manos Que Imploran
Sima de las Cotorras
Museo de la Marimba

4
days
Palenque

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Step out of the city life by going to Playas de Catazaja and Agua Azul Waterfalls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Welib Ja Waterfalls and Museo Del Textil. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aluxes Ecoparque, contemplate the waterfront views at Agua Clara, and don't miss a visit to Palenque ruinas.

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Traveling by car from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Palenque takes 5.5 hours. In March in Palenque, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Beaches

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Playas de Catazaja
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Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Agua Azul Waterfalls

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