18 days in North America Itinerary

18 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
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San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
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Cancun
— 6 nights
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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City online attractions planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will leave for Oaxaca on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Oaxaca

— 3 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Take a break from Oaxaca with a short trip to Yagul in Tlacolula, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, look for gifts at Antiga by VM, get a dose of the wild on Coyote Aventuras, and make a trip to Hierve el Agua.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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San Cristobal de las Casas

— 3 nights
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Explore San Cristobal de las Casas' surroundings by going to Museo del Cafe de Chiapas (in Tuxtla Gutierrez) and Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero (in Chiapa de Corzo). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at El Rancho Evergreen Guest Ranch, see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, look for gifts at Artisan2you, and let your taste buds guide you at Tomate Quesillo Walking Food Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Cristobal de las Casas day trip planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Cristobal de las Casas when traveling from Oaxaca in November, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

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Cancun

— 6 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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (La Casa de las Hamacas, Rio Secreto, &more) and Valladolid (Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico & Choco-Story Valladolid). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Cancun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Cancun, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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