14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mexicali
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
6
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Mexicali

1
night
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 18th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Mexicali to Cozumel is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mexicali to Cozumel, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mexicali in March since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), make a splash at Xcaret Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen travel site .

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by combination of taxi and ferry takes about an hour. In March in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks
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Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Paraiso and Cenotes Dos Ojos. Get a sense of the local culture at Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. There's much more to do: stroll through Akumal Beach, look for gifts at La Llorona, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum day trip planner .

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cenote Zaci as well as Cenote Xkeken. On the 24th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Zaci, Head underground at Cenote Xkeken, and then contemplate the long history of Convent de San Bernardino de Siena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas, then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam, and then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Valladolid trip planning site .

You can drive from Tulum to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Valladolid is somewhat warmer than Tulum - with highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ek Balam, Ek Balam
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Kinichna, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of The Ossuary and then explore the ancient world of Las Monjas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza day trip site .

Drive from Valladolid to Chichen Itza in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kinichna
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Thu), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone, and then meet the residents at Interactive Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cancun travel route planner .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in March: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 82°F and lows are around 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

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