17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 3 nights
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
3
Merida
— 4 nights
4
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 1 night
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, La 5ta Hacienda, &more). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, stroll through Playa Tortugas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cancun itinerary builder site.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cancun. Traveling from London in October, things will get much warmer in Cancun: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and stop by La Llorona.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Tulum sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Merida side-trips: Uxmal (in Uxmal) and Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza & Cenote Ik kil). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Hideyo Noguchi, admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo, and sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida.

To find out how to plan a trip to Merida, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Tulum in November, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Uxmal
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

1
night
Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro, explore the stunning scenery at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, and then examine the collection at Museo del Cafe de Chiapas.

Plan trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Merida to Tuxtla Gutierrez with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Tuxtla Gutierrez are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
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Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro ©
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro
Museo del Cafe de Chiapas ©
Museo del Cafe de Chiapas

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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, and browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Mexico City. Traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez in November, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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