15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahahual
— 1 night
Bus to Chetumal Terminal Autobuses Caribe, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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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.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Tulum Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Playa del Carmen). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Samula Cenote, explore the activities along Cenote Car Wash, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

Plan my trip to Tulum with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tulum is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect nights in Tulum to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in November, Chichen Itza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Mahahual

— 1 night
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 12th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mahahual day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Mahahual takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mahahual when traveling from Chichen Itza in November, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo. When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and wander the streets of Coyoacan.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City route builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mahahual to Mexico City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mahahual, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Cozumel

— 3 nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, and take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.