14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Medellin
flight:  4 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Monterrey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Cancun
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 15 min
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Shuttle:  2 h
5
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Mexico City
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Medellin

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City online tour itinerary builder .

Medellin, Colombia to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Medellin in November, with highs in Mexico City at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Monterrey

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de Santa Lucia, walk around Parque Fundidora, and then examine the collection at Museo del Acero Horno 3. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Estadio Universitario, then Head underground at Grutas de Garcia, then stroll around Parque Ecologico Chipinque, and finally view the masterpieces at Carapan.

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Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Monterrey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Estadio Universitario
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Parque Ecologico Chipinque ©
Parque Ecologico Chipinque
Parque Fundidora ©
Parque Fundidora
Paseo de Santa Lucia ©
Paseo de Santa Lucia

3
nights
Cancun

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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, adventure, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cancun itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Monterrey to Cancun takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterrey to Cancun. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planner .

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and then view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum itinerary planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in December: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kaahal Home Tulum ©
Kaahal Home Tulum

1
night
Cancun

Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then stop by Joyería Ambarte.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Speed Boats Tours
Joyería Ambarte ©
Joyería Ambarte

1
day
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo del Azucar, make a trip to Paseo de la Reforma, and then take a stroll through Coyoacan.

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You can fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cancun in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Museums
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Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan
Paseo de la Reforma ©
Paseo de la Reforma
Museo del Azucar ©
Museo del Azucar

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