15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 2 nights
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
4
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
5
Palenque
— 2 nights
6
Mexico City
— 3 nights

2
nights
Cancun

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.
Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cancun travel route builder app.

Paris, France to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Cancun is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Cancun reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Playa Azul. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Playa Azul ©
Playa Azul

3
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 Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenote Car Wash, and get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil and then contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza route planning app.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of La Asuncion, thendon't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then stroll through Aluxes.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palenque attractions planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chichen Itza to Palenque takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

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Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

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.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo.

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Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Mexico City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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