14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Palenque
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Tulum to go to Coba and see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Brussels, Belgium to Tulum is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Tulum due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Tulum reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in August, with highs in Chichen Itza at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Calakmul

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Reserva de la Biosfera de Calakmul. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Calakmul.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Calakmul route planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Calakmul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Calakmul

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Palenque driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Calakmul to Palenque in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calakmul to Palenque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), then make a trip to Zocalo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites

Cozumel

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): try out the rides at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in August: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Classes

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.