15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Fly
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
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Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, make a splash at Float Fun Cancun, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Playa Delfines.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner.

Venice, Italy to Cancun is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Venice to Cancun. Traveling from Venice in September, expect Cancun to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Piramide del Pensamiento Positivo, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tulum online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in September, expect Tulum to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Cozumel

— 1 night
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 12th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Wall, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mexico City using our trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In September, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Cozumel - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

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.
On the 16th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Cabo San Lucas

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.