23 days in Mexico City, Chiapas & Flores Itinerary

23 days in Mexico City, Chiapas & Flores Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico City, Chiapas & Flores Itinerary

Start: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Palenque, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bonampak, Mexico
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
6
Flores, Guatemala
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

4
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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Mexico City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Mexico City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Luxembourg City in October, expect Mexico City to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

5
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

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. Step out of San Cristobal de las Casas to go to Comitan and see Cascada El Chiflon, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo del Carmen, get engrossed in the history at Na Bolom Cultural Centre, make a trip to Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to San Cristobal de las Casas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect San Cristobal de las Casas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Juan Chamula, Cascada El Chiflon
Highlights from your plan
Cascada El Chiflon ©
Cascada El Chiflon
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen
Museo del Ambar ©
Museo del Ambar

3
nights
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico

Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. Tuxtla Gutierrez is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Marcos, see the interesting displays at Museo del Cafe de Chiapas, and walk around Parque Cana Hueca.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tuxtla Gutierrez trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Tuxtla Gutierrez by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Tuxtla Gutierrez can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chiapa de Corzo
Highlights from your plan
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Parque de la Marimba ©
Parque de la Marimba
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro ©
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro

3
nights
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aluxes Palenque, and admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Palenque holiday planner.

Getting from Tuxtla Gutierrez to Palenque by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bonampak.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

1
night
Bonampak, Mexico

Bonampak ©
On the 3rd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Yaxchilan. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Mayan Ruins of Bonampak.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bonampak trip planner .

You can drive from Palenque to Bonampak in 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Flores.

Things to do in Bonampak

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yaxchilan
Highlights from your plan
Yaxchilan ©
Yaxchilan
Mayan Ruins of Bonampak
Mayan Ruins of Bonampak

3
nights
Flores, Guatemala

Flores ©
An island town, capital of the landlocked region of Peten, attractive Flores features pleasant architecture that complements the shimmering appearance of the surrounding lake.
Step out of Flores with an excursion to Tikal in Tikal National Park--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Jorge's Rope Swing, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Petencito Zoo, explore the ancient world of Parque arqueologico uaxactun, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Flores.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Flores trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bonampak to Flores. November in Flores sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flores

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tikal
Highlights from your plan
Tikal ©
Tikal
Jorge's Rope Swing ©
Jorge's Rope Swing
Parque arqueologico uaxactun ©
Parque arqueologico uaxactun

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