15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Coba
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Coba
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 1 night
Fly
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then get outside with Playa Azul, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip maker app.

Lubbock, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lubbock to Cozumel. Traveling from Lubbock in July, you will find days in Cozumel are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coba.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Coba

— 1 night
On the 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Multum Ha Cenote, then delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, and then delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Coba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Coba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in July, things will get a bit warmer in Coba: highs are around 92°F and lows about 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Coba

Historic Sites

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 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and then explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza journey planner.

You can drive from Coba to Chichen Itza in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Tulum (Spas, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). Spend the 24th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, make a trip to Quinta Avenida, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in July, with highs in Playa del Carmen at 86°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palenque

— 1 night
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 25th (Mon): stroll through Aluxes Palenque, make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palenque vacation maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Playa del Carmen to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Palenque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

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Fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.