21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 12 nights
2
Palenque
— 2 nights
3
Bacalar
— 1 night
4
Tulum
— 3 nights

12
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Robert Brady Museum (in Cuernavaca), Grutas La Estrella (in Ixtapan de la Sal) and Jardines de Mexico (in Jojutla). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Desafio Escape Rooms, Robert Brady Museum, Balloon Rides, Grutas La Estrella
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Food Tours
Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha and then admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Palenque trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

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You can drive from Palenque to Bacalar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Bacalar. In October in Bacalar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bacalar in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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