18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
4
Palenque
— 1 night
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
6
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

2
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel route maker app.

Philadelphia, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in February; daily highs in Cozumel reach 80°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club ©
Cozumel Country Club

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Head underground at Cenote Car Wash, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planning site.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret ©
Xcaret

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza road trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in February; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 87°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palenque day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Palenque in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to Palenque due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City online attractions planner.

Fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mexico City are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then walk around El Charco del Ingenio, and then make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take a tour by water with Danisha Sport Fishing.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Danisha Sport Fishing
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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