17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary maker

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Fly
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Bus to Merida, Fly to Mexico City
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cozumel trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Stockholm, Sweden to Cozumel is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in October; daily highs in Cozumel reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulum (Balam Art On Feathers, Tulum Tower, &more). Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen online trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. October in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side 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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip app.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Playa del Carmen in October, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · 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.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and view the masterpieces at Yawi Arte Tradicional.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planning website.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Mexico City by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chichen Itza to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then explore the galleries of Josefina Membrila Fine Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas

Cabo San Lucas

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and then browse the exhibits of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas travel planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.