15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Mahahual
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip maker app.

Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
Highlights from your plan
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

3
nights
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.
Visit Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa del Amor will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural, and take in the exciting artwork at 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. March in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

2
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, explore the galleries of Museo del Palacio-Espacio de la Diversidad, and then explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in March, you will find days in Oaxaca are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

2
nights
Cozumel

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Santa Rosa Wall will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Reef, look for gifts at Punta Cana, and get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Oaxaca to Cozumel by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Oaxaca in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cozumel, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

1
night
Cancun

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 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cancun Wax Museum, thenexamine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, thenstroll through Playa Delfines, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cancun tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun
Spas
Cancun Wax Museum ©
Cancun Wax Museum

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.
Shop till you drop at Sfer IK and Little Bali. Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Climbing Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Aktun Chen in Akumal (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aktun Chen, Little Bali
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

1
night
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maya Chan Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mahahual trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in March, expect nights in Mahahual to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach

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