6 days in Chiapas Itinerary

6 days in Chiapas Itinerary

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6 days in Chiapas Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Palenque
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Comitan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Catazaja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

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Mexico City to Palenque is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Playas de Catazaja
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Playas de Catazaja ©
Playas de Catazaja

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nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
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. Get some historical perspective at Historic Center and The Guadalupe Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Steps in San Cristobal and Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo del Carmen, and make a trip to El Arcotete Parque Ecoturístico.

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Take a bus from Palenque to San Cristobal de las Casas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Comitan.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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The Guadalupe Church ©
The Guadalupe Church
Steps in San Cristobal ©
Steps in San Cristobal
Templo del Carmen ©
Templo del Carmen

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Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Colon.

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Drive from San Cristobal de las Casas to Comitan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Comitan

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente ©
Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente