15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Kuwait City

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cancun route builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cancun is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Cancun. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in January; daily highs in Cancun reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chichen Itza, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Chichen Itza. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Akumal Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Tulum trip builder website.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Fri), 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 explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Bosque de Chapultepec, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulum in January, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get outside with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Colectika.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Sergio's Silver from Taxco, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel attractions planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Cozumel sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.