17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
6
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
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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.
Tulum is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tulum online trip itinerary maker.

Salt Lake City, USA to Tulum is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Tulum, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in March: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 81°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza vacation planner.

Drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 90°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
Coco Bongo Cancun has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at Tattooarte, then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Coco Bongo Cancun. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Mercado 28 and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cancun day trip tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in March, expect Cancun to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Adventure

Cozumel

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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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 March, daytime highs in Cozumel are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Coyoacan, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mexico City online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In March, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Cozumel - with highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 2 nights
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, then delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla, and finally head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente, then explore the ancient world of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reino Animal.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Juan Teotihuacan, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
On the 31st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally examine the collection at Museo La Esquina. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, then browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Spas

Puerto Vallarta

— 1 night
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta day trip site.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.