16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Bratislava
Bus + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Villahermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Palenque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Campeche
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Celestun
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  16 h
End: Bratislava

3
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 Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Trajineras Xochimilco, Biblioteca Vasconcelos, and other attractions you added. On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), pause for some photo ops at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, then explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Vasconcelos. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, and then squeeze the most out of the city with Trajineras Xochimilco.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City online trip itinerary builder.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Mexico City is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Bratislava in November, plan for much hotter days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) ©

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hours
San Juan Teotihuacan

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan online travel route builder.

Getting from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites
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nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, Street of Candies, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get impressive views of Popocatepetl, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Puebla are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Villahermosa.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Popocatepetl
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

1
night
Villahermosa

Villahermosa ©
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), gain a rich perspective with Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria and then don't miss a visit to Comalcalco Pyramids.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Villahermosa vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Puebla to Villahermosa with the Route module. When traveling from Puebla in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Villahermosa, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Comalcalco
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Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria ©
Hacienda Cacaotera Jesus Maria

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascadas de Misol-Ha, Museo Del Textil and Agua Azul Waterfalls. On the 11th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palenque route builder app.

Traveling by car from Villahermosa to Palenque takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Campeche.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls

1
night
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Zona Arquelogica Edzna has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the striking features of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Campeche, and then get to know the fascinating history of Campeche Waterfront Promenade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Campeche trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Palenque to Campeche by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Campeche is 1 hour. In November in Campeche, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Celestun.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites
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Campeche Waterfront Promenade ©
Campeche Waterfront Promenade
Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna

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Celestun

Celestun ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Mangroves of Dzinitun and then catch all the local highlights with Flamingo Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Celestun trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Campeche to Celestun takes 3 hours. In November in Celestun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Celestun

Tours Wildlife Nature
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Flamingo Tours ©
Flamingo Tours
Mangroves of Dzinitun ©
Mangroves of Dzinitun

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nights
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.
You've added Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Antonio de Padua, wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementario General, and finally admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Suytun Cenote.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Merida journey builder site.

Drive from Celestun to Merida in 1.5 hours. November in Merida sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Suytun Cenote
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon ©
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner.

You can drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Merida in November, plan for slightly colder days in Tulum, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. You'll set off for Cancun on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Subacuatico de Arte as well as El Parque de las Palapas. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then examine the collection at Museo Subacuatico de Arte.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo Subacuatico de Arte
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Swim with Dolphins
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas
Museo Subacuatico de Arte ©
Museo Subacuatico de Arte

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