16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
2
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Valladolid
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Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly

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Cancun

— 1 night
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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip site.

Kansas City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Cozumel

— 4 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Atlantis Submarines, Pueblo del Maiz, The Mayan Cacao Company, and other attractions.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Valladolid

— 2 nights

Sultana of the East

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.
You've now added Cenote Zaci to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valladolid trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Valladolid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cozumel in February; daily highs in Valladolid reach 87°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 8th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek, explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Chichen Itza takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in February: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 80°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cancun

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Mercado 28 and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, then stop by Tattooarte, and finally walk around arte Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Zipline
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.