11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  6 h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Subway + Foot + Fly:  4 h
3
Palenque
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, head outdoors with Ride MB, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City online trip itinerary maker.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Mexico City is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

1
night
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, then make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Palenque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Iglesia Santo Domingo ©
Iglesia Santo Domingo

1
day
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

3
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 out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and browse the exhibits of Art Gallery Miniature.

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Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in December, with highs in Tulum at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

2
nights
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cozumel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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