15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
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Cancun

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Cancun is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Cancun is warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, and then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza itinerary planner.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cancun in January since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Tulum

— 3 nights
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 Tulum with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tulum day trip planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, Tulum is slightly colder than Chichen Itza - with highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Playa del Carmen

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the world behind art at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Cozumel

— 1 night
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 31st (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel journey planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. January in Cozumel sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 30 — 31:

Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mexico City road trip app.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in January, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are cooler (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 1 night
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then steep yourself in history at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Juan Teotihuacan online holiday planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Vallarta using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.