15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  16​h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
La Paz
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Playa del Carmen
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Porto

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

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 7th (Mon): wander the streets of El Centro, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and finally look for gifts at Art in Amber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, and then kick back and relax at Playa Las Animas.

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Porto, Portugal to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Porto to Puerto Vallarta. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto in October; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Art in Amber, Playa Las Animas, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
El Centro ©
El Centro

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Mijares, enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and then kick back and relax at Playa del Amor.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In October in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plaza Mijares
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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
night
La Paz

La Paz ©
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the La Paz day trip planning site .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in October, expect nights in La Paz to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Nature Beaches
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
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 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take an in-depth tour of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally take a stroll through Coyoacan.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mexico City vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Mexico City is 1 hour. When traveling from La Paz in October, plan for cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, then identify plant and animal life at Palancar Reef, and then kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planning tool .

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Spas
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

5
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.
Relax by the water at Mayan Beach and Xpu-ha Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Ek Balam and Spas. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza), Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres) and Tulum (Gran Cenote & Tulum Archaeological Site). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Playa del Carmen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. October in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Punta Sur, Ek Balam, Xpu-ha Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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