16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 2 nights
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Merida
— 2 nights
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Uxmal
— 1 night
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Palenque
— 1 night
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Creel
— 1 night

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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 (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Subacuatico de Arte, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica El Meco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cancun attractions planner.

Durham, UK to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Durham to Cancun. In August, Cancun is warmer than Durham - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

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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 16th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cenote Santa Cruz, examine the collection at CEDAM Museum, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and finally explore the galleries of Sfer IK.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip tool.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Tulum sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos ©
Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos
Art Gallery Miniature ©
Art Gallery Miniature

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, then see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Soho Galleries. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementario General, see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio de la Musica, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, and finally steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Merida online holiday planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Merida in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in August: highs in Merida hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Uxmal.

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Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay ©
Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

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Uxmal

Uxmal ©
On the 20th (Sat), get outside with Mirador de Muna, explore the ancient world of Kabah, see the interesting displays at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, then get engrossed in the history at Choco Story uxmal, and finally contemplate the long history of Uxmal.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uxmal day trip app.

Traveling by car from Merida to Uxmal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Uxmal, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Palenque.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena ©
Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
Kabah ©
Kabah

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Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and finally admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palenque road trip app.

Getting from Uxmal to Palenque by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uxmal to Palenque. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Iglesia Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia Santo Domingo

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Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Santa Maria de la Asuncion, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Jeronimo, steep yourself in history at Temple Tlacochahuaya, then examine the collection at Zona Arqueologica Zaachila, and finally see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Oaxaca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oaxaca can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

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Convento de San Jeronimo ©
Convento de San Jeronimo
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional De Arte, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally explore the world behind art at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Oaxaca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Creel.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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Creel

Creel ©
Creel is a town in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Satevo Mission, admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa de Las Artesanias, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cusarare Mission.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Creel trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Creel with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Creel due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Creel

Historic Sites · Museums

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Museo Casa de Las Artesanias ©
Museo Casa de Las Artesanias

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