10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Seattle


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1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then browse the exhibits of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City sightseeing planner .

Seattle, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in January, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
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.
When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Xcaret Park in Playa del Carmen, approximately 56 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Tue) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus from Mexico City to Tulum takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tulum is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in January, you will find days in Tulum are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are warmer (66°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Xcaret Park
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): delve into the distant past at El Castillo and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza itinerary planner .

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

2
nights
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Cabo San Lucas is known for water activities, nature, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, and look for gifts at Caboholic Store & Activity Center.

Make your Cabo San Lucas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Chichen Itza to Cabo San Lucas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Chichen Itza to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, things will get little chillier in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 76°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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