16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and then shop like a local with Kukulcan Plaza. Keep things going the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cancun attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cancun is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Cancun, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Cancun, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kukulcan Plaza
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Kukulcan Plaza ©
Kukulcan Plaza

1
night
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 16th (Sun), delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

4
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.
Get outdoors at Paradise Beach and Xel-Ha. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Change things up with a short trip to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tulum travel route site .

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in August; daily highs in Tulum reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Bordello Galeria, get a taste of the local shopping with Casa Michoacana, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and finally examine the collection at Museo La Esquina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, then view the masterpieces at Josefina Membrila Fine Art, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tulum to San Miguel de Allende in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Miguel de Allende when traveling from Tulum in August, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. Visit Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and National Palace (Palacio Nacional) for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take in the exciting artwork at Yawi Arte Tradicional, examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico).

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in August: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Palancar.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cozumel travel app .

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

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