15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12 h
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Subway + Bus:  5 h
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Palenque
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Coba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Manchester

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.
Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cozumel online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Cozumel. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

1
night
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan Teotihuacan itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to San Juan Teotihuacan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to San Juan Teotihuacan is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Zocalo
Zocalo

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios, and then admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Palenque itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

1
day
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 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza journey planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Chichen Itza due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coba.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

1
night
Coba

Coba ©
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Multum Ha Cenote, then delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, and then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Coba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Coba can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nohoch Mul
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Nohoch Mul ©
Nohoch Mul
Multum Ha Cenote ©
Multum Ha Cenote

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: La Isla Shopping Village (in Cancun) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Gran Cenote). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Fernando Rodriguez, find something for the whole family at Xcaret, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen online journey planner.

You can drive from Coba to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Coba in October, Playa del Carmen is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tulum, La Isla Shopping Village
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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