15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Akumal
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Cancun
— 2 nights
ferry:  1 h
7
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Albuquerque

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.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary tool .

Albuquerque, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 66°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Playa del Carmen.

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nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You've now added Rio Secreto to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Rio Secreto.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Akumal.

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Rio Secreto ©
Rio Secreto

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night
Akumal

Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Half Moon Bay and then look for gifts at Mexicarte.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akumal tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Akumal by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In March in Akumal, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 66°F at night. You will leave for Tulum on the 23rd (Mon).

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Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay
Mexicarte ©
Mexicarte

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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tulum travel itinerary planner .

Tulum is just a short distance from Akumal. In March, daytime highs in Tulum are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

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Mayan Beach ©
Mayan Beach
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

2
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Coloradas as well as Chichen Itza. On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Las Coloradas, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Palomitas, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Zazil Tunich.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Valladolid trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Valladolid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in March; daily highs in Valladolid reach 89°F and lows reach 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Valladolid

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Chichen Itza, Las Coloradas
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

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nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueológica El Meco and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Chacmool and Playa Marlin. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach, see the interesting displays at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cancun journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in March, things will get little chillier in Cancun: highs are around 82°F and lows about 70°F. On the 1st (Wed), you're off toCozumel.

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Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco
Playa Marlin ©
Playa Marlin

1
night
Cozumel

Cozumel
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cancun to Cozumel in 3 hours. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cozumel

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