14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico planner

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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Cancun
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and then take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, then get a taste of life in the country at Cuadra San Francisco, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas travel planning app.

Lexington, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Lexington in December, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 77°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

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 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

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: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, and make a trip to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 69°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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 5th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel route planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cozumel, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, admire the striking features of Sfer IK, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Tulum sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza attractions planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Chichen Itza. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun day trip tool.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, Cancun is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

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.