15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Cozumel
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bosque de Chapultepec and La Condesa. Popular historic sites such as Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Historic Center (Centro Historico) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, wander the streets of Coyoacan, and see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mexico City is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chileno Beach and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach). Head to Caboholic Store & Activity Center and Feinstein Jewelryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, stop by Arte de Origen, and stroll through Medano Beach.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Mexico City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Highlights from your plan
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel. September in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruins of Tulum and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Paraiso and Grand Cenote. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Fri) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. September in Tulum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
Highlights from your plan
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 17th (Mon): delve into the distant past at El Castillo, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in September, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to 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.
On the 18th (Tue), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, then explore the ancient world of El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cancun online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Shopping Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

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