14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  25 h
1
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Christchurch

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Chichen Itza is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Chichen Itza is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in July, things will get warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

3
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Kaahal Home Tulum, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in July, with highs in Playa del Carmen at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galo Art Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cozumel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosque de Chapultepec, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City. Traveling from Cozumel in July, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, stop by Eva's Fine Jewelry, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in July; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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