15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mahahual
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
End: Hartford

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Chankanaab Reef. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and kick back and relax at Playa Palancar.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cozumel route planner .

Hartford, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hartford in January, expect Cozumel to be warmer, temps between 78°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef
Cozumel Country Club ©
Cozumel Country Club

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Chichen Itza. Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Playacar Golf Club. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen, about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. January in Tulum sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sian Ka'an visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Tulum to Sian Ka'an with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Wildlife Parks
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 10th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Maya Chan Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mahahual itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Mahahual with the Route module. January in Mahahual sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico).

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City attractions website .

Getting from Mahahual to Mexico City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mahahual to Mexico City. When traveling from Mahahual in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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