16 days Mexico Itinerary Itinerary

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Istanbul
Fly:
22​h 15​min
Isla Mujeres
— 1 day
2 nights
ferry + bus + Fly:
2​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 3 days
3 nights
taxi + ferry + shuttle:
3​h
Tulum
— 4 days
3 nights
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Coba
— 1 day
1 night
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Chichen Itza
— 2 days
3 nights
Fly:
5​h 45​min
Mexico City
— 3 days
2 nights
Fly:
22​h 30​min
Istanbul

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day
Isla Mujeres


Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Istanbul to Isla Mujeres due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, things will get much hotter in Isla Mujeres: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

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Parks, Beaches, Spas, Sightseeing
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3
days
Cozumel


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Punta Chiqueros and Playa de San Martin. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Faro Celerain Eco Park.

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Do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and flight from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In March in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

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Parks, Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Nature
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4
days
Tulum


The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akumal Beach and Xel-Ha. Visiting Zipline and Grand Cenote will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Playa del Carmen) and Shark Diving (in Akumal). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ruinas Mayas de Tulum.

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You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and shuttle from Cozumel to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coba.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours, Adventure, Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
SIDE TRIPS : Playa del Carmen, Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha
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Coba


Coba is an ancient Maya city on the Yucatán Peninsula, located in what is now northeastern Quintana Roo, Mexico. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Cenotes Tamcach-Ha & Choo-Ha, then contemplate the long history of Multum Ha Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Coba Ruins.

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Drive from Tulum to Coba in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tulum in March, expect Coba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

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2
days
Chichen Itza


Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of El Castillo, and then explore the ancient world of Edzna. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cenote Yokdzonot, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Kinichna, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Bacalar (Lake of the Seven Colors).

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Getting from Coba to Chichen Itza by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Parks, Nature
SIDE TRIPS : Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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3
days
Mexico City


Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Zocalo. Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Templo Mayor Museum are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Chichen Itza to Mexico City takes 6 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chichen Itza in March, expect nights in Mexico City to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Sightseeing, Museums, Historic Sites
SIDE TRIP : Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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