10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

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10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  17​h
1
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Comitan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Palenque
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Lima

1
day
Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla Gutierrez ©
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de la Marimba, take in breathtaking views at Miradores Canon Del Sumidero, and then stroll through Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT).

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tuxtla Gutierrez trip planner .

Lima, Peru to Tuxtla Gutierrez is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lima to Tuxtla Gutierrez due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tuxtla Gutierrez, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro ©
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro
Miradores Canon del Sumidero ©
Miradores Canon del Sumidero
Parque de la Marimba ©
Parque de la Marimba

2
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Steps in San Cristobal, then take an in-depth tour of Na Bolom Cultural Centre, then examine the collection at Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, and finally see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Ambar.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas route planner.

You can drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal de las Casas in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Comitan.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Na Bolom Cultural Centre ©
Na Bolom Cultural Centre
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya ©
Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

1
night
Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Lagos de Colon and then explore the activities along Lagunas de Montebello National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Comitan journey planning app .

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Comitan by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Comitan

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lagunas de Montebello National Park ©

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
On the 29th (Tue), meet the residents at Aluxes Ecoparque, then don't miss a visit to Palenque ruinas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Palenque tour planner.

Drive from Comitan to Palenque in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo del Templo Mayor and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Get some cultural insight at Frida Kahlo Museum and Palacio de Bellas Artes. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), steep yourself in history at Palacio Postal, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Mexico City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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