22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
2
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
shuttle:  9​h
3
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
5
Cancun
— 1 night
6
Tulum
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
7
Mexico City
— Few hours
8
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Guanajuato
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Paris


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1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City planning website .

Paris, France to Mexico City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Museums Nightlife
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3
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monte Alban as well as Hierve el Agua. Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption will appeal to history buffs. Head to Porfirio Gutierrez and Galeria Arte de Oaxacafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Oaxaca: Casa Don Taurino (in Teotitlan del Valle), Yagul (in Tlacolula) and Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles (in San Martin Tilcajete). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, hike along Pueblos Mancomunados, head outdoors with Explora Huatulco, and examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planner .

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Teotitlan del Valle, Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, Explora Huatulco, Yagul
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Templo de la Compania de Jesus ©
Templo de la Compania de Jesus
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

2
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque ruinas and Canon del Sumidero. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Canon del Sumidero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls and then make a trip to Palenque ruinas.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Cristobal de las Casas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Cristobal de las Casas, with lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palenque, Chiapa de Corzo, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero

few
hours
Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tuxtla Gutierrez travel planner .

Drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Tuxtla Gutierrez in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tuxtla Gutierrez are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 13th (Wed), you're off toCancun.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Cancun

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.
For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cancun road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Cancun. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tuxtla Gutierrez in March: highs in Cancun hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toTulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Riviera Maya Experiences, Laguna Kaan Luum and Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar. Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Ruins of Tulum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Playa Paraiso and Grand Cenote will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Akumal Beach, look for gifts at La Llorona, get a taste of the local shopping with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Tulum Bazaar.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner .

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Mexico City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tulum in March, with highs in Mexico City at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Nature
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Lago del Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Lago del Bosque de Chapultepec

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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.
On the 20th (Wed), browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora and then see the interesting displays at Mask Museum.

Make your San Miguel de Allende itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
El Jardin ©
El Jardin
Mask Museum ©
Mask Museum

1
night
Guanajuato

Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Corazon de Plata, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Cristo Rey, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro del cubilete, then admire the landmark architecture of University of Guanajuato, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Guanajuato trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato takes an hour. March in Guanajuato sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guanajuato

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cerro del cubilete
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Food Tours
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
Santuario de Cristo Rey ©
Santuario de Cristo Rey

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nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coyoacan, Chapultepec Park and La Condesa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Zocalo. Visit Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Historic Center (Centro Historico) for their historical value. Explore Mexico City further: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado De Artesanias La Ciudadela, take a stroll through Polanco, and examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Guanajuato to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Guanajuato in March: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Colonia Roma, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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La Condesa ©
La Condesa
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes