14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Coba
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Bus to Merida, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palenque
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Sun), get outside with Cozumel Jungle Adventure, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel), and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Paseo El Cedral Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Yucab Reef, then explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at San Francisco Reef.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel road trip app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Cozumel is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Cozumel is minus 6 hours. In August, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riviera Maya and La Playa Xpuha. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Museo Frida Kahlo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Ecopark Kantun Chi (in Puerto Aventuras), Akumal (Dolphin Discovery Tulum - Akumal, Cenote Santa Cruz, &more) and Cenotes Sac Actun (in Tulum). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chikin Ha, steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, explore the activities along Cenote Cristalino, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coba.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Coba

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, then steep yourself in history at Multum Ha Cenote, and then relax and rejuvenate at Casa Itzamna.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coba online holiday builder.

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Coba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in August; daily highs in Coba reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites · Spas

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.
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinchorro Reef, then contemplate the long history of Yaxuna, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza road trip planning website.

You can drive from Coba to Chichen Itza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Postal and Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide. Explore hidden gems such as Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar (La Enseñanza) and Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sagrario Metropolitano, walk around Parque La Mexicana, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones, and make a trip to Square of the Three Cultures.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City road trip tool.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Mexico City by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chichen Itza to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Chichen Itza in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palenque

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playas de Catazaja, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo, then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Del Textil.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palenque trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.