14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico attractions planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
4
Palenque
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Cozumel is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cozumel, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Art Gallery Miniature, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: 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 discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tulum
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza day trip planning site.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in August; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 92°F and lows reach 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo and then take in the dramatic scenery at La Asuncion. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then stroll through Aluxes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Palenque itinerary tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Palenque in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to Palenque. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, then ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and finally examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

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 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then look for gifts at Sucesos Art-Wear Boutique, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Plan my Puerto Vallarta trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in August, expect Puerto Vallarta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, then look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

Similar Plans

15 days in Mexico BY TRAVELING NINE TO FIVER April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM MEXICO March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 15 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 56 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 56 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 22 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM POLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans