17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio de Bellas Artes and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, let little ones run wild at Parque Espana, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Mexico City is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Singapore to Mexico City. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Biomaya Bacalar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Chichen Itza and then explore the ancient world of Kinichna.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza holiday builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Chichen Itza takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Chichen Itza is 1 hour. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Chichen Itza, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yucatan Peninsula
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Kinichna ©
Kinichna

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Tulum Archaeological Site. Do your shopping at Mixik and La Llorona. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, stop by MexicArte, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

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Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akumal Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and then stop by D'Garheti Gallery Boutique.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church ©
Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church

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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, then examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, and then stop by Plaza Las Americas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cancun trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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