19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
End: Las Vegas

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then take in the exciting artwork at Yawi Arte Tradicional, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mexico City route website.

Las Vegas, USA to Mexico City is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Mexico City. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Mexico City reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Teotihuacan Pyramids, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then explore the ancient world of Palacio de Tepantitla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Convento Agustino and then delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Puebla.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Convento Agustino
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Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla
Convento Agustino ©
Convento Agustino

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de San Francisco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, then examine the collection at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, and finally take a stroll through Zocalo. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puebla vacation maker.

You can drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puebla in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Puebla sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Puebla

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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
You've now added Mayapan Ruins to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Plaza Grande, steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Gran Museo del Mundo Maya, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Posheria Merida.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Merida takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puebla to Merida. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in August: highs in Merida hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Mayapan Ruins ©
Mayapan Ruins
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tulum vacation planner.

Getting from Merida to Tulum by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Merida, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel, head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, then take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef, and finally explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Coral Reefs Monument and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel ©
Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Xcaret.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. In August in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 17th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cancun trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Cancun, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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