16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
— 3 nights
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights


Cozumel — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach Cozumel. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Cielo, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Reef.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel online itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In July, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Tulum.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Tulum — 3 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ecopark Kantun Chi and Cenotes Sac Actun. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Parque Los Fundadores. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Aktun Chen, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tulum tour planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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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.
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) will appeal to history buffs. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, and steep yourself in history at National Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tulum to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulum in August, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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Puerto Vallarta — 2 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Colectika, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cabo San Lucas.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Cabo San Lucas — 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. Get some cultural insight at Church of Saint Luke and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, and go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas itinerary app.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Mexico travel guide

Ruins · Zipline · Beaches
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.