10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

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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): stroll around Parque de la Marimba, thentake some stellar pictures from Miradores Canon del Sumidero, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tuxtla Gutierrez trip itinerary 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tuxtla Gutierrez, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Steps in San Cristobal, thenget engrossed in the history at Asociacion Cultural Na Bolom, thenexamine the collection at Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, and finally examine the collection at Templo de Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Ambar.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas trip planner.

You can drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal de las Casas in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Comitan.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

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

1
night
Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. On the 28th (Mon), explore the activities along Lagos de Colon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lagunas de Montebello National Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Comitan online day trip planner.

Drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Comitan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Comitan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lagunas de Montebello National Park
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Lagunas de Montebello National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Aluxes, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palenque trip builder website.

You can drive from Comitan to Palenque in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

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 Zocalo and Chapultepec Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and admire the striking features of Palacio Postal.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel route planner.

Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. 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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