11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Bus to Merida, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
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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 13th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel and then take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cozumel when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Balam Art On Feathers. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, browse the exhibits of Art Gallery Miniature, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip app.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Tulum sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 18th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally visit Coyoacan. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Mexico City in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chichen Itza in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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3
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Cabo San Lucas

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Whimsical Art Cabo, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Chileno Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Divorce beach and then kick back and relax at Playa del Amor.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas travel planning app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in September; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 86°F and lows reach 76°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.