15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
2
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

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 26th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Kax Ek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza online trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Chichen Itza is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in July; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Kax Ek
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Xcaret and Ana y Jose Beach Club. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Tulum Archaeological Site & Gran Cenote). Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and make a trip to Quinta Avenida.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in July: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tulum
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Wall will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cozumel Pearl Farm, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, steep yourself in history at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and gear up at Ride MB.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mexico City route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cozumel in August, with highs in Mexico City at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Zipline and Los Arcos. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip builder.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in August; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
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Zipline
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Swim with Dolphins

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