23 days in Mexico & Antigua Itinerary

23 days in Mexico & Antigua Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Antigua, Guatemala
— 5 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Merida, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Holbox Island, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
— 1 day
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Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun, Mexico

— 2 nights
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, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun online trip builder.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Cancun is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to Cancun is minus 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in January; daily highs in Cancun reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Antigua.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Antigua, Guatemala

— 5 nights
The former capital of Guatemala and a World Heritage Site, Antigua retains its colonial charm and remains one of the most visited destinations in the country.
Explore Antigua's surroundings by going to Guatemala City (Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Museo Popol Vuh, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Pacaya, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo, and explore the ancient world of Convento de las Capuchinas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Antigua trip maker site.

You can fly from Cancun to Antigua in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cancun to Antigua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cancun in January, with highs in Antigua at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tulum.

Things to do in Antigua

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

Tulum, Mexico

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Antigua to Tulum takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Antigua to Tulum due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tulum when traveling from Antigua in January, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Merida, Mexico

— 2 nights
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Merida trip planner.

Getting from Tulum to Merida by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, stop by Vidrio Soplado Mexicano, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, and shop like a local with Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Playa del Carmen using our trip planner.

You can fly from Merida to Playa del Carmen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Playa del Carmen, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Holbox Island, Mexico

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Holbox. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Holbox Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yalahau Lagoon.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Holbox Island journey tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Playa del Carmen to Holbox Island. In February, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Isla Mujeres, Mexico

— 1 day
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Holbox Island to Isla Mujeres. In February, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

Cancun, Mexico

— 4 nights
Explore Cancun further: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, see the interesting displays at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Balance Cancun.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cancun road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Golf
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.