15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly:  26 h
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  22 h 30 min
End: Newcastle

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm.

Make your Cozumel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Newcastle, Australia to Cozumel is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Newcastle to Cozumel. Traveling from Newcastle in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site, Kaahal Home Tulum, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen tour planner .

You can drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Chichen Itza
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in April, Mexico City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Spanish Language Institute - Day Course ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the galleries of Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, browse the exhibits of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in April since evenings lows in Cabo San Lucas dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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