17 days in Cuba & Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Cuba & Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Cuba & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
Fly:  25​h
1
Pinar del Rio, Cuba
— 2 nights
2
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
4
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
La Paz, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
End: Ankara, Turkey


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2
nights
Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Pinar del Rio ©
Pinar del Río is a Cuban city, capital of Pinar del Río Province. To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pinar del Rio day trip planning website .

Ankara, Turkey to Pinar del Rio is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Ankara to Pinar del Rio. Traveling from Ankara in May, expect nights in Pinar del Rio to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are much hotter, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Havana.

Things to do in Pinar del Rio

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fbrica Dei Sigari, Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cueva de los Portales
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Guanahacabibes Peninsula ©
Guanahacabibes Peninsula
Cueva de los Portales ©
Cueva de los Portales

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Contemporary Ceramics and then take a stroll through Vedado. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, examine the collection at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, and finally wander the streets of Central Havana.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Havana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pinar del Rio to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Havana

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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El Malecon ©
El Malecon

3
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aktun Chen and Shark Diving. Tulum Archaeological Site and Balam Art On Feathers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to La Playa Xpuha in Xpu-Ha--about 38 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Wed) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, head outdoors with Cenote Tak Be Ha, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tulum tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Havana to Tulum in 5 hours. In June in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Aktun Chen, La Playa Xpuha
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Shark Diving

1
night
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza visit website .

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

1
night
La Paz, Mexico

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Paz Cathedral, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to La Paz takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chichen Itza to La Paz, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chichen Itza in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins
La Paz Cathedral ©
La Paz Cathedral

2
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Cabo San Lucas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Whimsical Art Cabo, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Shark Diving
Bay of Cabo San Lucas ©
Bay of Cabo San Lucas
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

4
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from the city and head to Bosque de Chapultepec and Piedra Herrada Sanctuary. Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Museo del Templo Mayor. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, take a stroll through La Condesa, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center (Centro Historico).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in June, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©

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