30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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30 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Valladolid
— 5 nights
bus + Ferry:  4​h
4
Holbox Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus + Taxi:  4​h
5
Akumal
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Tulum
— 4 nights
7
Tulum
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
8
Bacalar
— 4 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
9
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Mexico City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Merida.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo del Azucar ©
Museo del Azucar
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Ecologica El Corchito. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, then explore the world behind art at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally get lost in a book at Merida English Library.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Merida day trip app .

You can fly from Mexico City to Merida in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Merida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Merida: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Reserva Ecologica El Corchito, Cenote Kankirixche
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Museo de Arte Popular ©
Museo de Arte Popular
Spas
Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay ©
Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay

5
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Get some cultural insight at Choco-Story Valladolid and La Iglesia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at X'Canche Cenote and Nohoch Mul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valladolid: Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac (in Rio Lagartos) and Chichen Itza (The Ossuary & Plataforma de Venus). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vallazoo, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Saamal, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Palomitas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Valladolid online visit planner .

You can drive from Merida to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Valladolid when traveling from Merida in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac, X'Canche Cenote, Nohoch Mul
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X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac ©
Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac
Choco-Story Valladolid ©
Choco-Story Valladolid

2
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mosquito and then browse the exhibits of La Choza de Fito. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Refugio Holbox, stop by Lolita Boutique Holbox, and then stroll through Yum Balam Reserve.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Holbox Island tour itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valladolid to Holbox Island. Traveling from Valladolid in December, plan for little chillier nights in Holbox Island, with lows around 24°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toAkumal.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Lolita Boutique Holbox ©
Lolita Boutique Holbox

4
nights
Akumal

The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Half Moon Bay and Riviera Maya Golf Club. There's still lots to do: walk around EcoRanchoMayamar, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akumal road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Akumal with the Route module. In December in Akumal, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Akumal

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Aventuras
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Off-Road Tours

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.
Get some cultural insight at Muyil and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parque Dos Ojos. Change things up with a short trip to Multum Ha Cenote in Coba (about 58 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Ziggy Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary builder website .

Tulum is just a stone's throw from Akumal. In December, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Multum Ha Cenote, Muyil
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Ziggy Beach ©
Ziggy Beach
Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
Kids will enjoy Tulum Beach and Parque De Cenotes Yax-Muul. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Samula Cenote and Sfer IK. Step out of Tulum to go to Chunyaxche and see Zona Arqueologica de Muyil, which is approximately 54 minutes away. See some other sides of Tulum: stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

You can plan Tulum trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica de Muyil
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Tulum Beach ©
Tulum Beach
Zona Arqueologica de Muyil ©
Zona Arqueologica de Muyil
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Dzibanche and Kohunlich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Malecon de Chetumal and Mayahual Golf Carts. Get out of town with these interesting Bacalar side-trips: Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town) and Mahahual (Spas & Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bacalar vacation tool .

Take a bus from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Tulum in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Mahahual, Chetumal, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
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Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Spas
Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Tlalpan, then see the interesting displays at Museo Trick Eye, and then take a stroll through Colonia Roma. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park, then see the interesting displays at Museo Postal, and then walk around Reserva Ecologica Cuemanco-Xochimilco.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mexico City day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Mexico City takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bacalar in January, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Colonia Roma
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Colonia Roma ©
Colonia Roma
Tlalpan ©
Tlalpan
Museo Trick Eye ©
Museo Trick Eye

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