17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morelia
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive
4
Queretaro City
Fly
5
Cancun
— 2 nights
Bus
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Bacalar
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio de Bellas Artes and Ciudad Universitaria. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City holiday tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Mexico City is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Mexico City is minus 8 hours. In November, Mexico City is slightly colder than Cairo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Morelia.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Morelia

— 3 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Historico de Morelia and Zona Arqueologica De Tzintzuntzan. Step out of Morelia to go to Tzintzuntzan and see Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Morelia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Michoacan.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Morelia sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Mexico City to Morelia in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Morelia, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

San Miguel de Allende

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende route planner.

You can drive from Morelia to San Miguel de Allende in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Queretaro City

With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps and tourist information, read Queretaro City trip website.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Queretaro City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Tours
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Queretaro City to Cancun takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Queretaro City in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cancun: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Bacalar.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Bacalar

— 2 nights
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and then delve into the distant past at Kinichna Zona Arqueologica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Masajes Txape, head outdoors with Estromatolitos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote de la Bruja.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bacalar road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Cancun to Bacalar in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. November in Bacalar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Playa del Carmen

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Chaak Tun. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum of Wonders.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bacalar in November, you will find days in Playa del Carmen are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Playa del Carmen

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the world behind art at 3D Museum of Wonders, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret. Keep things going the next day: take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then walk around Parque Los Fundadores.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen online trip itinerary builder.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Queretaro travel guide

4.4
Geologic Formations · Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards
At the very center of Mexico, the tiny state of Queretaro encompasses a range of ecosystems, from arid deserts to tropical rainforests. A trip to Queretaro reveals a compact area once controlled by the powerful Aztec Empire, which now contains mostly small towns, agricultural villages, and family-run ranches. Despite its small size, this state is packed with pleasant surprises, from historically significant sites and wildlife-rich biosphere reserves, to major pre-Columbian ruins. One of the most popular places to visit in Queretaro is La Pena de Bernal, one of the world's tallest and oldest monoliths, formed by natural forces at least 60 million years ago.