10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
2
Oaxaca
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then examine the collection at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, then explore the world behind art at Museo Mural Diego Rivera, and finally stroll around Alameda Central.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder website .

Montreal, Canada to Mexico City is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Montreal to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in December, expect Mexico City to be much hotter, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ©
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

1
night
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, and finally delve into the distant past at Monte Alban.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. ©
Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C.

3
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa de los Venados and Balam Art On Feathers. Tulum Archaeological Site and Plataforma de Venus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena (in Valladolid). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to Tulum in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tulum when traveling from Oaxaca in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ek Balam
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cozumel

Cozumel ©
Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at San Francisco Reef, see the interesting displays at The Mayan Cacao Company, then get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and finally explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get outside with Chucho Underwater, then stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, then identify plant and animal life at El Paso del Cedral Reef, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with BALAM Art Painted on Feathers.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company

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