15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Ciudad Juarez
— 1 night
Mexico City
— 2 nights



— 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: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Sfer Ik Tulum, and get to know the fascinating history of Tulum Tower.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Tulum is an approximately 120-hour travel. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Tulum. When traveling from Porto Alegre in December, plan for slightly colder days in Tulum, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Puebla.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks

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— 2 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Africam Safari, and then get some fabulous bargains at La Gran Fama. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Agustin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, then wander the streets of Zocalo, and finally look for gifts at La monarca.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Tulum to Puebla in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Puebla due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tulum in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Puebla: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Puebla

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 21st (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally look for gifts at Sucesos Art-Wear Boutique. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip builder site.

Fly from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Puebla in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ciudad Juarez.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Ciudad Juarez

— 1 night
Ciudad Juárez is the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): walk around Parque Central, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Ciudad Juarez, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Las Misiones Mall.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Vallarta to Ciudad Juarez. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Ciudad Juarez, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, expect Ciudad Juarez to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Ciudad Juarez

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Mexico City

— 2 nights

City of Palaces

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 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

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You can fly from Ciudad Juarez to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ciudad Juarez in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Mexico travel guide

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.