15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour itinerary planner

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

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

Paris, France to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Cancun. In January, Cancun is much warmer than Paris - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza online vacation planner.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, look for gifts at El Burro Agavero Tequileria, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, expect Tulum to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 31st (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, then explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.
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, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Cozumel in February, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Ro'Wo Galeria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then make a trip to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta vacation planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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.