23 days in Chiapas Itinerary

23 days in Chiapas Itinerary

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Shuttle to San José, Fly to Villahermosa, Taxi to Palenque
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Palenque
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Cristobal de las Casas
— 8 nights
Drive
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Comitan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tapachula
— 2 nights
Fly to Tobías Bolaños International Airport, Drive to Manuel Antonio

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Palenque

— 3 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Welib Ja Waterfalls and Museo Del Textil. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Agua Clara, take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Palenque tour itinerary site.

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to Palenque is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Tuxtla Gutierrez

— 3 nights
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirador Manos Que Imploran and Museo de la Marimba. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Cafe de Chiapas, explore the fascinating underground world of Sima de las Cotorras, admire the sheer force of El Chorreadero, and make a trip to Chiapa de Corzo.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuxtla Gutierrez itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutierrez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Tuxtla Gutierrez, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Cristobal de las Casas

— 8 nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Arcotete Parque Ecoturístico and Museo Jtatik Samuel. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo de Trajes Regionales de Sergio Castro, look for gifts at Bazarte - Vistiendo Arte Con História, get a taste of local nightlife at Foro Cultural Kinoki, and get outside with Grutas de Rancho Nuevo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Cristobal de las Casas tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal de las Casas in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Comitan.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 22:

Comitan

— 4 nights
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Explore hidden gems such as Zona Arqueologica de Chinkultic and Cascada el Aguacero. Go for a jaunt from Comitan to Tzimol to see Cascada El Chiflon about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Tenam Puente, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lagunas de Montebello National Park, don't miss a visit to Pueblo Magico - Kiosko, Zocalo y Calles Del Centro de la Ciudad, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Hermila Dominguez de Castellanos.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Comitan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Cristobal de las Casas to Comitan takes 2 hours. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tapachula.

Things to do in Comitan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:

Tapachula

— 2 nights
Tapachula de Córdova y Ordóñez, simply known as Tapachula, is a city and municipality located in the far southwest of the state of Chiapas in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border and the Pacific Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Planetary Cobach and then explore the ancient world of Izapa Ruins.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tapachula trip planner.

Drive from Comitan to Tapachula in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Tapachula

Historic Sites · Museums
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Chiapas travel guide

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Waterfalls · Ruins · Specialty Museums
Mexico's southernmost state, Chiapas encompasses a relatively compact area that packs quite a punch when it comes to natural attractions. Chiapas tours lead visitors through a mountainous area dotted with pristine lakes, national parks, and friendly pueblos largely unspoiled by mass tourism. The city of San Cristobal acts as a natural base for many Chiapas holidays, featuring everything from centuries-old churches to trendy bars. Day-trip ideas from this lively urban center include tours of nearby Mayan ruins and visits to one of Mexico's remotest biosphere reserves. At the far south of the state, you'll likely have one of the last stretches of the country's relatively undeveloped coastline all to yourself.