15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
7
Cancun
— 2 nights

3
nights
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chileno Beach and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Get in touch with nature at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Playa del Amor. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas vacation builder.

Glasgow, UK to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in September; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

1
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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 9th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta travel route website.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Spas · Historic Sites
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Spas
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in September; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Cozumel

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.
On the 12th (Sun), head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel and then see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel journey planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Balam Art On Feathers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach. Step out of Tulum to go to Akumal and see Aktun Chen, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Aktun Chen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza attractions website.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Tulum in September, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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Cancun

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 18th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun day trip planning site.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Spas

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