19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tulum
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Dusseldorf

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun online route builder .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cancun is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In February, Cancun is much hotter than Dusseldorf - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at EcoMuseo del Cacao.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uxmal road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Uxmal. When traveling from Cancun in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uxmal, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums

Side Trip

EcoMuseo del Cacao

2
nights
Merida

Merida ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Cenote Jardin del Eden, stroll around Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario), and then make a trip to Paseo de Montejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at El Estudio!, explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, examine the collection at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, then contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Merida journey website .

You can drive from Uxmal to Merida in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Merida are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cenote Jardin del Eden
Highlights from your plan
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya ©
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of Xlapak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cenote Hubiku.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip maker site .

You can drive from Merida to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Merida in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coba.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xlapak, Cenote Hubiku
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku

2
nights
Coba

Coba ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Multum Ha Cenote and then Head underground at Sac Ac Tun. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Zoologika y Aldea Maya and then explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coba trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Coba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Coba sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote

4
nights
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 outdoors at Paradise Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, stop by La Llorona, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Tulum Bazaar.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tulum trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Coba to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Coba in March, with highs in Tulum at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Parque Los Fundadores, then stop by D'Garheti Gallery Boutique, and finally stop by Calle Quinta Avenida.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen tour builder site .

Take a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores

2
nights
Cancun

On the 15th (Thu), stroll through Playa Delfines, then examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip maker site .

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cancun by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kukulcan Plaza
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28
Kukulcan Plaza ©
Kukulcan Plaza

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