13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tijuana
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Izamal
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
4
Bacalar
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Akumal
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h
7
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
9
Holbox Island
— 1 night
car:  4 h
10
Merida
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Tijuana

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua and then delve into the distant past at Izamal Ruins.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Izamal travel planner.

Tijuana to Izamal is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tijuana to Izamal, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tijuana in August; daily highs in Izamal reach 41°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites
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Izamal  Ruins ©
Izamal Ruins
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Izamal to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valladolid when traveling from Izamal in August, with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Temozon, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

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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.
Cenote Ik kil has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Chichen Itza takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bacalar.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Bacalar, get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe, then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Cocalitos.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bacalar vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Bacalar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature Adventure
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Fuerte de San Felipe ©
Fuerte de San Felipe
Cocalitos ©
Cocalitos

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Paradise Beach, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and then explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the gorgeous colors at Two Eyes Cenote, and then kick back and relax at Mayan Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tulum attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Bacalar to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bacalar in August: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. You'll set off for Akumal on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Akumal Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Akumal trip itinerary builder website.

Akumal is just a short distance from Tulum. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Akumal

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

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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 20th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

Plan trip to Playa del Carmen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Akumal to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, then paddle through the water with Garrafon Natural Reef Park, and then stroll through Playa Norte.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres online road trip planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Adventure Parks
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
On the 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Coco Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yalahau Lagoon, then explore the galleries of La Choza de Fito, and finally stop by Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Holbox Island journey site.

Explore your travel options from Isla Mujeres to Holbox Island with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Merida on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop ©
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop

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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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Merida vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Merida. Traveling from Holbox Island in August, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Merida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

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