10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 2 nights
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Fly to Merida, Drive to Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
— 1 night


Mexico City — 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zocalo and Iglesia de San Francisco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, admire the landmark architecture of National Palace, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City tour itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Mexico City. Traveling from Detroit in February, expect Mexico City to be much warmer, temps between 75°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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San Juan Teotihuacan — 1 night

Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan Teotihuacan tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.
Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Chichen Itza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Juan Teotihuacan to Chichen Itza due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tulum.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Tulum — 4 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueologica de Coba are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Tulum is a bit cooler than Chichen Itza - with highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cozumel.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Cozumel — 1 night

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 25th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Mexico travel guide

Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.