15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tijuana
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
2
Acapulco
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
5
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tijuana


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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 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de Frida Kahlo, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Reforma. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Zocalo, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Sagrario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico, and finally explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mexico City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Tijuana to Mexico City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Tijuana in August, Mexico City is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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3
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Punta Diamante, kick back and relax at Playa Revolcadero, examine the collection at Fuerte De San Diego, and stroll through Barra Vieja Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Acapulco trip planner.

Fly from Mexico City to Acapulco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in August: high temperatures in Acapulco hover around 94°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Acapulco to Chichen Itza in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Acapulco to Chichen Itza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valladolid
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xcaret Park (in Playa del Carmen). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sun) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at La Llorona, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum journey planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, Tulum is little chillier than Chichen Itza - with highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret Park, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

2
nights
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.
Spend the 14th (Wed) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get interesting insight from Selvatica, take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner .

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cancun are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Selvatica ©
Selvatica

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