14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Mexico City
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
— 1 night
— 4 nights


Cabo San Lucas — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, meet some fierce fish with Cabo Private Guide, and ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect Cabo San Lucas to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
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: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in May, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tulum.
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Tulum — 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.
Step out of Tulum to go to Playa del Carmen and see Xcaret, which is approximately 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Amore Latino Tulum, and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

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Fly from Mexico City to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in May, with highs in Tulum at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cozumel.
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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 23rd (Tue): get outside with Playa Azul, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cozumel journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.
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Cancun — 4 nights

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip builder app.

Fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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.