17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  12​h
1
Villahermosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Palenque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Campeche
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Celestun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Izamal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Ek Balam Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Villahermosa

Villahermosa
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Villahermosa trip planner .

Kansas City, USA to Villahermosa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in December; daily highs in Villahermosa reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palenque.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Villa Luz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral del Senor de Tabasco.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palenque journey maker website .

You can drive from Villahermosa to Palenque in 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Campeche.

Things to do in Palenque

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Catedral del Senor de Tabasco, Cascadas de Villa Luz
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Catedral del Senor de Tabasco ©
Catedral del Senor de Tabasco

1
night
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
You've now added Zona Arquelogica Edzna to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, then explore the ancient world of Balamku, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Campeche, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa No. 6.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Campeche trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Palenque to Campeche in 5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Uxmal.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Baluarte de San Carlos/Museo de la Ciudad
Highlights from your plan
Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna
Balamku ©
Balamku

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Labna as well as Uxmal. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Choco Story, then don't miss a visit to Uxmal, and then delve into the distant past at Labna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uxmal trip planner .

Getting from Campeche to Uxmal by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Uxmal, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merida.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Labna
Highlights from your plan
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Choco Story ©
Choco Story
Labna ©
Labna

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.
You've added City Museum of Merida, Ruta Puuc, Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Merida Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa Montejo, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Montes Molina, then steep yourself in history at Palacio del Gobernador (Governor's Palace), and finally explore the ancient world of Mayapan Mayan Ruins. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón, make a trip to Ruta Puuc, then examine the collection at City Museum of Merida, and finally admire the striking features of Paseo de Montejo.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Merida fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Uxmal to Merida in 1.5 hours. December in Merida sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Celestun.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Casa Montejo ©
Museo Casa Montejo
Mayapan Mayan Ruins ©
Mayapan Mayan Ruins
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

1
night
Celestun

Celestun ©
Celestún is a town in Yucatán, Mexico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera as well as Celestun Wildlife Refuge. On the 26th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Celestun Wildlife Refuge and then head outdoors with Circuito Ojo de Agua Baldiosera.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Celestun trip planner .

Traveling by car from Merida to Celestun takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Celestun can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Izamal.

Things to do in Celestun

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Celestun Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Celestun Wildlife Refuge ©
Celestun Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Izamal

Izamal ©
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. You've now added Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Izamal Ruins, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Atrio del Convento de Izamal, and then explore the world behind art at Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Izamal attractions app .

Getting from Celestun to Izamal by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Izamal sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Izamal

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Izamal  Ruins ©
Izamal Ruins
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal ©

1
night
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village
You've now added Ek Balam to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Ek Balam.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ek Balam Village online travel route planner .

Getting from Izamal to Ek Balam Village by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Izamal in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ek Balam Village, with lows of 75°F. You'll set off for Cancun on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

6
nights
Cancun

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.
You've now added Interactive Aquarium to your itinerary. Step out of Cancun with an excursion to Garrafon Natural Reef Park in Isla Mujeres--about 1h 05 min away.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ek Balam Village in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cancun, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Adventure Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Garrafon Natural Reef Park
Highlights from your plan
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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