13 days in Havana, Mexico & Medellin Itinerary

13 days in Havana, Mexico & Medellin Itinerary

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13 days in Havana, Mexico & Medellin Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  22 h
1
Havana, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cozumel, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Paseo del Prado, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, and finally don't miss a visit to El Capitolio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, take a stroll through Iglesias de San Francisco de Paula, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

Make your Havana itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Havana is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Havana, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

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.
On the 15th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Havana to Cancun takes 4 hours. Traveling from Havana in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

2
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take the plunge with a skydiving experience and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

1
night
Cozumel, Mexico

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.
On the 18th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cozumel road trip planner.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cozumel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

2
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cozumel in March: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Medellin, Colombia

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Medellin is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along 2000m Descent and more, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get your game on at Bubble Foot Medellin, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Medellin trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mexico City to Medellin in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Medellin. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in March; daily highs in Medellin reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
medellin 2000m DESCENT ©
medellin 2000m DESCENT
Walking tours

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