15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico sightseeing planner

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Puerto Vallarta
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Fly
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip maker site.

Brize Norton, UK to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brize Norton in January, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites
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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 10th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. January in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in January, with highs in Tulum at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cozumel

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.