11 days in Cancun, Veracruz & San Andres Tuxtla Itinerary

11 days in Cancun, Veracruz & San Andres Tuxtla Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico attractions planner

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Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly
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Veracruz
— 1 night
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San Andres Tuxtla
— 5 nights
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Veracruz
— 1 night
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Cancun
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Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cancun is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Cancun to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Veracruz.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Veracruz

— 1 night
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Veracruz trip planner.

Getting from Cancun to Veracruz by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Veracruz due to the time zone difference. May in Veracruz sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Andres Tuxtla.

Things to do in Veracruz

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

San Andres Tuxtla

— 5 nights
San Andrés Tuxtla is a city and municipality is the south of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Andres Tuxtla: Catemaco (Reserva Ecologica Benito Juarez, Catemaco Lake, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Puros Santa Clara, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Eyipantla, explore the activities along Laguna Encantada, and take an in-depth tour of El Museo Tuxteco.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Andres Tuxtla route planner.

Traveling by car from Veracruz to San Andres Tuxtla takes 3 hours. Traveling from Veracruz in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Andres Tuxtla, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Veracruz.

Things to do in San Andres Tuxtla

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Veracruz

— 1 night
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Veracruz trip itinerary website.

You can drive from San Andres Tuxtla to Veracruz in 3 hours. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Veracruz

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Cancun

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Veracruz to Cancun in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife