17 days in North America Itinerary

17 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner

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

— 3 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.
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 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Tulum

— 4 nights
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 34°C and lows of 25°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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:

Merida

— 4 nights
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, delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, sample the fine beverages at Posheria Merida, and look for gifts at El Estudio!.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Merida tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Tuxtla Gutierrez

— 1 night
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 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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.
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 26°C and lows about 11°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
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9: