10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip builder app.

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 difference when traveling from Seattle to Mexico City is 2 hours. When traveling from Seattle in January, plan for much hotter days in Mexico City, with highs around 69°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Zocalo
Zocalo

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Playa del Carmen to see Xcaret about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, and kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tulum day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and bus from Mexico City to Tulum takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: highs in Tulum hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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 Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

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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 wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Playa del Amor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and stop by Caboholic Store & Activity Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas holiday site.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cabo San Lucas by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chichen Itza to Cabo San Lucas is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in January: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 76°F and lows are around 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
Church of Saint Luke ©
Church of Saint Luke

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