17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Mexico City
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Singapore

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.
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Palacio de Bellas Artes will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Frida Kahlo Museum and Zocalo. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Espana, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City tour app .

Singapore, Singapore to Mexico City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Mexico City is minus 14 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

2
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Biomaya Bacalar. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at El Castillo, and then delve into the distant past at Kinichna.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexico City to Chichen Itza. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Chichen Itza. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Chichen Itza: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Yucatan Peninsula
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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.
For shopping fun, head to MexicArte or Mixik. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Paraiso and Mayan Beach. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Tulum Bazaar, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in December; daily highs in Tulum reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and then stop by D'Garheti Gallery Boutique.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen planner .

Drive from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach

2
nights
Cancun

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, then examine the collection at Museo Maya de Cancun, and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas, and then look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cancun trip website .

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Cancun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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