14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 1 night
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
— 3 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Merida
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 day


Mexico City — 1 night

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 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally head outdoors with Ride MB. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mexico City journey builder app.

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Mexico City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cabo San Lucas.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Cabo San Lucas — 3 nights

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas online trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Cabo San Lucas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Palenque — 3 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, stroll through Aluxes Palenque, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Palenque online tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Palenque in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Palenque. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Merida.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:

Merida — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Parque Zoologico del Centenario. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Paseo de Montejo and then get a taste of life in the country at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Merida vacation website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Merida in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Palenque to Merida, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Merida, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tulum.
Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Tulum — 1 night

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): do sightseeing your way with Akumal Ecological Guides, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, and then explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planning site.

Drive from Merida to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Merida, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cancun.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Cancun — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cancun holiday maker app.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.