30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Mexico City
— 1 night
2
Merida
— 2 nights
3
Valladolid
— 5 nights
4
Holbox Island
— 2 nights
5
Akumal
— 4 nights
6
Tulum
— 4 nights
7
Tulum
— 4 nights
8
Bacalar
— 4 nights
9
Mexico City
— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): gain insight at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City vacation planner.

Berlin, Germany to Mexico City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, explore the world behind art at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get lost in a book at Merida English Library.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Merida tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Merida takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Merida is 1 hour. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Merida, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Parks Wildlife

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Xkopek Parque Apicola and Granja de Cocodrilos Itzamkanac. The Ossuary and La Iglesia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Valladolid's surroundings by going to Plataforma de Venus (in Chichen Itza) and X'Canche Cenote (in Ek Balam Village). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xux Ha, get to know the resident critters at Vallazoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Choco-Story Valladolid.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valladolid day trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mosquito and then explore the galleries of La Choza de Fito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Refugio Holbox, look for gifts at Lolita Boutique Holbox, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yum Balam Reserve.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island travel website.

Explore your travel options from Valladolid to Holbox Island with the Route module. Traveling from Valladolid in December, Holbox Island is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Akumal.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Lolita Boutique Holbox ©
Lolita Boutique Holbox

4
nights
Akumal

Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Step off the beaten path and head to Half Moon Bay and Riviera Maya Golf Club. Kids will enjoy EcoRanchoMayamar and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Ecologico Akumal, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Cenote Xunaan-Ha, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akumal day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Akumal. In December in Akumal, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tulum.

Things to do in Akumal

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Aventuras
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EcoRanchoMayamar ©
EcoRanchoMayamar
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Fishing Charters & 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.
Bring the kids along to Mayan Beach and Shark Diving. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Multum Ha Cenote in Coba--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Ziggy Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Car Wash, explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature, and contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Dos Ojos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Tulum is just a short distance from Akumal. In December, daytime highs in Tulum are °C, while nighttime lows are °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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Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Diving

4
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
Bring the kids along to LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park and Samula Cenote. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tulum Beach and Zona Arqueologica de Muyil. Enjoy Tulum some more: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Parque De Cenotes Yax-Muul, and browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tulum using our trip planner.

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

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica de Muyil
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Tulum Beach ©
Tulum Beach
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park
Zona Arqueologica de Muyil ©
Zona Arqueologica de Muyil

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Bring the kids along to Dzibanche and Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kohunlich and Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil. Get out of town with these interesting Bacalar side-trips: El Malecon de Chetumal (in Chetumal) and Mahahual (Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya & Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bacalar trip simple and quick.

Getting from Tulum to Bacalar by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you will find days in Bacalar are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Chetumal, Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
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Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya ©
Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya
Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche
El Malecon de Chetumal ©
El Malecon de Chetumal

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Tlalpan, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Museo Trick Eye, and then wander the streets of Colonia Roma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Lincoln Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Postal, and then stroll around Reserva Ecologica Cuemanco-Xochimilco.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City travel planner.

Getting from Bacalar to Mexico City by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bacalar in January, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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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