16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Cozumel
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + ferry + foot + bus:  3​h
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Isla Mujeres

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.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres itinerary maker.

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.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Cozumel

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.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder.

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.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

3
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.
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.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum vacation builder.

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

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Xel-Ha
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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha

1
night
Coba

Coba ©
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.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coba trip itinerary builder.

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.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote
Cenotes Tamcach-Ha & Choo-Ha ©
Cenotes Tamcach-Ha & Choo-Ha

3
nights
Chichen Itza

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).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza travel planner.

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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

2
nights
Mexico City

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.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip generator.

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

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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