15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Cancun
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Cancun
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bournemouth

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Cancun — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner.

Bournemouth, UK to Cancun is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bournemouth in July: highs in Cancun hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Chichen Itza.
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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 22nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Two Eyes Cenote and Gran Cenote. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Sfer Ik Tulum. Change things up with a short trip to Ecopark Kantun Chi in Puerto Aventuras (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a shuttle from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Tulum is little chillier than Chichen Itza - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get outdoors at Santa Rosa Wall and Paradise Beach Cozumel. It doesn't end there: stroll through Columbia Reef and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel route maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly to Mexico City.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour on your own time with Ride MB, then get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, 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 see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City travel route planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cozumel in July, with highs in Mexico City at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chileno Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Maria Beach and Medano Beach. Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, and look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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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.
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