18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  29​h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Palenque
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
4
Cancun
— 2 nights
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
6
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at No Name Boutique, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then view the masterpieces at Abdallahy 4D, and finally take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peyote People, then don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

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Mumbai, India to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 29-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Mumbai to Puerto Vallarta. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion, don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aluxes Palenque.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palenque road trip site .

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

2
nights
Cancun

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.
Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, get interesting insight from Selvatica, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Cancun. In July, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Selvatica ©
Selvatica
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
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 25th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Pajaros, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yucatan Peninsula
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

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.
Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Xcaret Park in Playa del Carmen, about 56 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Fri) at Xel-Ha. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and head outdoors with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum tour builder .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in July; daily highs in Tulum reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Xcaret Park
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

3
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, adventure, beaches, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall, and identify plant and animal life at Cozumel Pearl Farm.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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