13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Merida
— Few hours
2
Izamal
— Few hours
3
Valladolid
— 1 night
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
5
Cancun
— 1 night
6
Isla Mujeres
— 1 day
7
Cancun
— 1 night
8
Holbox Island
— 2 nights
9
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
10
Akumal
— Few hours
11
Tulum
— 3 nights
12
Bacalar
— 1 night
13
Merida
— 1 night

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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 find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Merida day trip app.

Tijuana to Merida is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tijuana to Merida. Traveling from Tijuana in August, expect Merida to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. You'll set off for Izamal on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Merida

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Izamal

Izamal ©
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. On the 14th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Izamal, thenadmire the masterpieces at Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Antonio de Padua.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Izamal online day trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Izamal in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Izamal are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites Museums
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Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal ©
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal
Zona Arqueologica de Izamal ©
Zona Arqueologica de Izamal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Palacio Municipal.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valladolid trip itinerary website.

Drive from Izamal to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Izamal in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Valladolid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.
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Palacio Municipal ©
Palacio Municipal

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Ik kil. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valladolid to Chichen Itza in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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Cancun

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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip site.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Cancun, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, thenmake a trip to El Centro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres road trip tool.

You can ride a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
El Centro ©
El Centro

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Cancun

Cancun ©
You've now added Coco Bongo Cancun to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Coco Bongo Cancun.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cancun day trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Cancun

Nightlife
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Coco Bongo Cancun ©
Coco Bongo Cancun
Av Kukulkan ©
Av Kukulkan

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Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
You've now added Yalahau Lagoon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island and then explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Holbox Island holiday app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Holbox Island. August in Holbox Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Nature Parks
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Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Playa del Carmen. In August, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akumal.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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Akumal

Akumal
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akumal holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Akumal takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Tulum on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Akumal

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Beach as well as Two Eyes Cenote. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site and then see the vivid underwater world at Two Eyes Cenote.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip planner.

Tulum is just a short distance from Akumal. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Two Eyes Cenote ©
Two Eyes Cenote

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Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bacalar trip planning app.

You can take a shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in August: highs in Bacalar hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature Parks
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

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Merida

Merida ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paseo de Montejo as well as Dzibilchaltún. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral, thenexplore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, and then make a trip to Paseo de Montejo.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Merida sightseeing site.

You can drive from Bacalar to Merida in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites
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Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún

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