12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, thenmake a trip to Zocalo, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online trip itinerary planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Mexico City is an approximately 20-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Zagreb to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zagreb in April: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
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 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then explore the ancient world of Palacio de Tepantitla.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites
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Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral and then kick back and relax at Playa Palancar.

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Traveling by flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Cozumel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, subway, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Cozumel Country Club ©
Cozumel Country Club

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum online trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, thenexplore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza day trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in April, expect Chichen Itza to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

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

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