15 days in North America Itinerary

15 days in North America Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Merida
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Merida
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
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Cabo San Lucas — 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Chileno Beach and Medano Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Church of Saint Luke and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), &more). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Mexico City.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Mexico City — 3 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mexico City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, Mexico City is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Palenque.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Palenque — 2 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Aluxes Palenque and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palenque trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Merida — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Uxmal and Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral de Merida and Dzibilchaltún. Change things up with a short trip to Yucatan Snook in Chuburna (about 56 minutes away). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan and take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Yucatán, Palacio Cantón.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Merida vacation builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Merida in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Merida. In April, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Playa del Carmen.
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Playa del Carmen — 1 night

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Playa del Carmen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in April, plan for slightly colder days in Playa del Carmen, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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