12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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12 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil
Fly:  6​h
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Taxco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
+3
bus + subway + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Guayaquil

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza Garibaldi, Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Floating Gardens of Xochimilco, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Nacional De Arte and San Angel. Museo Memoria y Tolerancia and Palacio de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, and explore and take pictures at La Condesa.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Guayaquil to Mexico City. Traveling from Guayaquil in September, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Taxco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museo de Arte Popular ©
Museo de Arte Popular
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan

1
night
Taxco

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 18th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Mil Cascadas, then examine the collection at Casa Humboldt, and then make a trip to Ex-convento de San Bernardino de Siena.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taxco itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Mexico City to Taxco in 2.5 hours. In September in Taxco, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Taxco

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Mil Cascadas ©
Mil Cascadas
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Casa Humboldt ©
Casa Humboldt

2
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
You've now added Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, get outside with Flying Pictures Mexico and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan holiday planner .

Getting from Taxco to San Juan Teotihuacan by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Galeria Media Luna
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Balloon Rides
Teotihuacan Pyramids ©
Teotihuacan Pyramids

2
nights
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip site .

Getting from San Juan Teotihuacan to Cancun by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Juan Teotihuacan to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving

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