16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cancun
— 1 day
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Cancun

— 1 day
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.
On the 30th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cancun is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in January: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping
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Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza road trip site.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and stop by MexicArte.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, Tulum is slightly colder than Chichen Itza - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then make a trip to San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cozumel in February; daily highs in Mexico City reach 28°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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San Miguel de Allende

— 1 night
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, stop by Bunny Shapiro, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.