15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Palenque
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planning site .

Los Angeles, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 80°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline
Food Tours

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around El Charco del Ingenio, then don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, and then make a trip to El Jardin. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and finally browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in San Miguel de Allende. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

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.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mexico City travel planning site .

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo Domingo, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of La Asuncion. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aluxes Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palenque road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Casa Cenote in Tulum (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, get outside with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip maker.

Getting from Palenque to Playa del Carmen by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in February, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Casa Cenote
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, pick up some new knowledge with Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and finally explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cozumel holiday planning site .

Drive from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cozumel are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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

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