16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 1 night
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Temozon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
La Paz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Miami

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. On your second day here, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cancun. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gran Cenote and Balam Art On Feathers. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Sun) at Xel-Ha. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip planner .

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Tulum, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Temozon.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, 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
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
Temozon

Temozon ©
Temozón Municipality is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, and then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Temozon trip planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Temozon in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in August, with highs in Temozon at 39°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Temozon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Casa de los Venados, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Postal, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Frida Kahlo, and finally take a stroll through Coyoacan.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Temozon to Mexico City. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Temozon, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio Postal
Palacio Postal

1
night
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 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Malecon, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Mexico City to La Paz by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to La Paz due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in La Paz reach 44°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Malecon
Malecon

3
nights
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.
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Whimsical Art Cabo will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Santa Maria Beach and Playa del Amor. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Cabo San Lucas.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Shark Diving
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Galo Art Studio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa de San Martin. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef, identify plant and animal life at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef, and stop by Matis de morelos s.a. de.c.v..

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cozumel online travel planner .

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cozumel, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef

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