22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Coba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h
8
Cozumel
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Belo Horizonte

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Xochimilco has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: squeeze the most out of the city with Xochimilco and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City holiday builder tool .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Mexico City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mexico City, with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Xochimilco ©
Xochimilco
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan

3
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ethnobotanical Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oaxaca day trip site .

Fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mitla
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Popular historic sites such as Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla and Templo San Francisco Acatepec are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), stop by Uriarte Talavera, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puebla online day trip planner .

Getting from Oaxaca to Puebla by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in July, expect Puebla to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

San Pedro Cholula
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla ©
Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
On the 16th (Tue), delve into the distant past at El Castillo, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, then delve into the distant past at Venus Platform, then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Chichen Itza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puebla to Chichen Itza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puebla in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Chichen Itza, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of X'Canche Cenote and then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ek Balam Village road trip website .

Getting from Chichen Itza to Ek Balam Village by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Coba.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

1
night
Coba

Coba ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Multum Ha Cenote, Head underground at Cenotes Tamcach-Ha & Choo-Ha, and then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coba day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Coba takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites
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Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Las Pinturas and El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey). Change things up with a short trip to Balam Art On Feathers in Tulum (about 1 hour away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Sat) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Xcaret Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen route builder site .

You can drive from Coba to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, Playa del Carmen is little chillier than Coba - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), Xel-Ha
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) ©

6
nights
Cozumel

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
Punta Molas Faro and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

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