15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Valle de Guadalupe
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Mazatlan
— 1 night
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
5
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Valle de Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe ©
Valle de Guadalupe, or Francisco Zarco is a village located in the Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, 20 km north of the city of Ensenada. Get some cultural insight at Xecue Vinicola and Vinos Dubacano. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at El Corcho Rosa Wine Bar.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valle de Guadalupe day trip planning app .

Seattle, USA to Valle de Guadalupe is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect nights in Valle de Guadalupe to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries

Side Trip

Ensenada
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Vinos Dubacano ©
Vinos Dubacano
Casta De Vinos ©
Casta De Vinos
Rondo Del Valle ©
Rondo Del Valle

1
night
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, then take a stroll through Old Mazatlan, and then admire the landmark architecture of Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Pacific-Food Truck Park & Golf, then kick back and relax at Playa Las Gaviotas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Mazatlan, and finally visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan tour planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valle de Guadalupe to Mazatlan. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe to Mazatlan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in January, things will get a bit warmer in Mazatlan: highs are around 81°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mazatlan to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mazatlan in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 69°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Art Club and Las Pinturas. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Akumal Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tulum online vacation builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Tulum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tulum is 1 hour. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Tulum, with highs around 78°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chichen Itza and Casa de los Venados. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ek Balam and La Iglesia. Explore Chichen Itza's surroundings by going to Valladolid (Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM & Cenote Xkeken).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ek Balam
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

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