17 days in Mexico City & Tulum Itinerary

17 days in Mexico City & Tulum Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  34 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore hidden gems such as Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Shop till you drop at Polanco and Iconico. Venture out of the city with trips to Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Convento Agustino (in Malinalco). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City travel planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Mexico City is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -14 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Convento Agustino
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) ©

6
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.
You've now added Paradise Beach to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Tulum Archaeological Site and Chichen Itza. Take a break from the city and head to Mayan Beach and Samula Cenote. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Playa del Carmen (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature, stop by Tulum Art Club, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tulum online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Mexico City to Tulum in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Tulum due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Chichen Itza
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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