1 day in Southern Mexico & Izamal Itinerary

1 day in Southern Mexico & Izamal Itinerary

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San Cristobal de las Casas
Drive to Angel Albino Corzo International Airport, Fly to Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport, Drive to Izamal


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. On the 28th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

Playa del Carmen to San Cristobal de las Casas is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; 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 Playa del Carmen in May, you will find days in San Cristobal de las Casas are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Izamal.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Spas · Outdoors · Tours


Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Izamal journey planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Cristobal de las Casas to Izamal. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas to Izamal. In May in Izamal, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Izamal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Southern Mexico travel guide

Landmarks · Beaches · Waterfalls
Home to the mighty Maya civilization before the arrival of medieval Europeans, Southern Mexico most notably includes the Yucatan Peninsula, one of the country's richest regions in terms of history and culture. Tours of Southern Mexico appeal to everyone from history and architecture buffs, to avid photographers and hedonists in search of that perfect seaside spot. A long coastline dotted with modern resorts remains the epicenter of Southern Mexico tourism, offering travelers a chance to blend water sports with culturally enriching visitors to a slew of Maya-related ruins. To get the best of both worlds, include Cancun and Tulum on your Southern Mexico itinerary, and then split your time between sightseeing historical sites and soaking up some Caribbean sunshine.