15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Mazatlan
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Arte de Origen, then stroll through Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke and then kick back and relax at Playa del Amor.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

1
day
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): listen to music at Angela Peralta Theater (Teatro Angela Peralta), then kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mazatlan travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mazatlan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, steep yourself in history at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mexico City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mazatlan to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mazatlan in August, with highs in Mexico City at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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 4th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Palancar.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in August, with highs in Cozumel at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

3
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Paraiso and Akumal Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Xel-Ha and Grand Cenote. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tulum online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
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 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of El Castillo, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip planning tool .

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in August: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 39°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

2
nights
Cancun

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and then stop by Plaza Las Americas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and then stroll through Playa Tortugas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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