15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
3
Cozumel
— 1 night
Fly
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tulum

— 4 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: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum vacation builder site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Tulum is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Tulum is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in December: highs in Tulum hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil and then steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza driving holiday site.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Cozumel

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Chichen Itza to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Cozumel is a bit cooler than Chichen Itza - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Cabo San Lucas

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and then explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.