10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Queretaro City
Drive:  4 h
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
Drive:  14 h
2
Merida
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Chichen Itza
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Valladolid
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Coba
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Tulum
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
7
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
8
Tulum
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
9
Bacalar
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Calakmul
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
11
Palenque
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: Mexico City

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Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You can plan Mexico City trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Queretaro City to Mexico City is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Merida.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Museums Nightlife
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Merida

Merida
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Merida takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Merida is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect nights in Merida to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 15th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip maker.

Traveling by car from Merida to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Merida in December since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valladolid.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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Valladolid

Valladolid
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Valladolid trip builder.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Valladolid in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coba.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Coba

Coba ©
On the 15th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coba route builder site.

Drive from Valladolid to Coba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Coba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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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.
To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip site.

You can drive from Coba to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coba in December; daily highs in Tulum reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Xcaret. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Chaak Tun and then stroll through Chikin Ha.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun
Chikin Ha ©
Chikin Ha
Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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Tulum

Tulum ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tulum Beach as well as Tulum Archaeological Site. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and then stroll through Tulum Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tulum travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Beach ©
Tulum Beach

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Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Azul. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Cenote Azul.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bacalar road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tulum in December, expect nights in Bacalar to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature
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Cenote Azul ©
Cenote Azul

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Calakmul

Calakmul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calakmul Archaeological Zone.

You can plan Calakmul trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Bacalar to Calakmul in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Calakmul

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Calakmul Archaeological Zone
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Calakmul Archaeological Zone ©
Calakmul Archaeological Zone

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Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palenque travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Palenque takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palenque

Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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