10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

10 days in Chiapas & Mexico City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 1 day
Drive
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San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Comitan
— 1 night
Drive
4
Palenque
— 1 night
Fly
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Tuxtla Gutierrez

— 1 day
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, then take 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
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

San Cristobal de las Casas

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Steps in San Cristobal, examine the collection at Asociacion Cultural Na Bolom, then examine the collection at Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya, and finally see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Cristobal Martir, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Ambar.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas online day 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 up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Comitan.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Comitan

— 1 night
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. On the 28th (Mon), explore the activities along Centro Turistico 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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
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Palenque

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Aluxes Palenque, 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 · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

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 Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Chapultepec Castle. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of Palacio Postal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 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
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Chiapas travel guide

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Waterfalls · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Mexico's southernmost state, Chiapas encompasses a relatively compact area that packs quite a punch when it comes to natural attractions. Chiapas tours lead visitors through a mountainous area dotted with pristine lakes, national parks, and friendly pueblos largely unspoiled by mass tourism. The city of San Cristobal acts as a natural base for many Chiapas holidays, featuring everything from centuries-old churches to trendy bars. Day-trip ideas from this lively urban center include tours of nearby Mayan ruins and visits to one of Mexico's remotest biosphere reserves. At the far south of the state, you'll likely have one of the last stretches of the country's relatively undeveloped coastline all to yourself.