15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brussels

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Los Arcos. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Vallarta and Zona Romantica. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and stop by Pages in the Sun.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Puerto Vallarta is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Brussels in April, things will get much hotter in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Parroquia San Jose in San Jose del Cabo, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 April in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Parroquia San Jose
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Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, then hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cenotes Sac Actun and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Cenote Chaak Tun. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Aktun Chen in Akumal--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, get outside with Cenote Tak Be Ha, and explore the activities along Casa Cenote.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to Tulum in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oaxaca in April, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Akumal, Cenote Chaak Tun
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Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Climbing Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Rosa Wall and Palancar Reef. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and view the masterpieces at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers.

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You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. April in Cozumel sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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