16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
2
Cozumel
— 1 day
3
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
5
Cancun
— 1 night
6
Mexico City
— 5 nights
7
Puebla
— 1 day
8
Mexico City
— 2 nights
9
Tepoztlan
— 1 night

3
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Boat Rental Playa Del Carmen, Cenotes and Paradise Lagoon by Cancun Adventures, Xcaret, and other attractions.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning website.

Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Playa del Carmen hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Boat Rental Playa Del Carmen ©
Boat Rental Playa Del Carmen

1
day
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling as well as Blue Reef Divers. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get outside with Blue Reef Divers, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary app.

Traveling by taxi from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Reef Divers ©
Blue Reef Divers
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
On the 1st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, thenHead underground at Gran Cenote, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip builder site.

Drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tulum
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

1
day
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 2nd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, thendelve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Chichen Itza. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

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

1
night
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.
You've now added Mayan Museum of Cancun to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Cancun. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Museums
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Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You've added Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacan, Alameda Central, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor and steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cancun in January, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), thentour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo).

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puebla road trip website.

Getting from Mexico City to Puebla by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. January in Puebla sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
You've now added Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll around Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones, take a stroll through La Condesa, and then wander the streets of Polanco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City road trip website.

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Tepoztlan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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La Condesa ©
La Condesa
Polanco ©
Polanco

1
night
Tepoztlan

Tepoztlan ©
Tepoztlán is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos. On the 10th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Tepozteco.

Make your Tepoztlan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Mexico City to Tepoztlan in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: high temperatures in Tepoztlan hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tepoztlan

Nature Parks
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Tepozteco ©
Tepozteco

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