15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  31 h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
La Paz
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Nuevo Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
6
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  28 h
End: Cape Town

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 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Divorce beach, then take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach, and then look for gifts at Ayla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Whimsical Cabo.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online trip planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Cabo San Lucas is minus 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Divorce beach ©
Divorce beach

1
night
La Paz

La Paz ©
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Playa Migrino, then look for gifts at Casa Parra, and then kick back and relax at Balandra Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Paz road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in August, you will find days in La Paz are a bit warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
Highlights from your plan
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Casa Parra Gallery ©
Casa Parra Gallery

1
night
Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta ©
A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Los Arcos, then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nuevo Vallarta road trip website .

Getting from La Paz to Nuevo Vallarta by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Nuevo Vallarta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from La Paz in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nuevo Vallarta: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with Paradise Beach and then explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nuevo Vallarta to Cozumel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Cozumel are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Playa Paraiso will get you outdoors. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Yal-ku Lagoon in Akumal, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote.

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Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Yal-ku Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Isla Mujeres

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 14th (Tue), go for a stroll along the water at Tortugranja (Turtle Farm), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, and then kick back and relax at Playa Norte. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

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