15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

London
Fly:  19​h
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tulum
— 3 nights
shuttle + ferry:  3​h
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  19​h 15​min
London

2
days
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ek Balam Mayan Ruins. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at El Castillo, then delve into the distant past at Kabah, and finally explore the ancient world of Kinichna.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid travel itinerary creator.

London, UK to Valladolid is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from London to Valladolid, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Valladolid reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Ek Balam Mayan Ruins
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados

4
days
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ruinas Mayas de Tulum and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Grand Cenote will get you outdoors. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Xel-Ha. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

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Drive from Valladolid to Tulum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valladolid in March: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum

3
days
Cozumel

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Swim with Dolphins. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Wall. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, take an in-depth tour of Discover Mexico Cozumel Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Diamonds International.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Cozumel sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then delve into the distant past at Templo Mayor Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City vacation planner.

Fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cozumel in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Mexico City, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Templo Mayor Museum ©
Templo Mayor Museum

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) and Medano Beach. Visit Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Golden Cactus Gallery, examine the collection at Galeria Museo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Arte de Origen.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas vacation trip planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cabo San Lucas, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Galeria Museo
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Medano Beach
Medano Beach
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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