15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
2
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
6
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, trot along with Cuadra San Francisco, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas online sightseeing planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Saskatoon in December; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Old Mazatlan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mazatlan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras), and then look for gifts at Michael Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mazatlan road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, you will find days in Mazatlan are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) 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
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras) ©
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, thenadmire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at La Plateria del Mercado, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip maker website.

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 Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mazatlan in December, with highs in Mexico City at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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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 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by Black Coral Shop. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Palancar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Spas

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenote Car Wash, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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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 21st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and then wander the streets of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza day trip planner.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Tulum in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Felipe Carrillo Puerto
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Felipe Carrillo Puerto ©
Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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