15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Drive to Cuernavaca
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Cuernavaca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cuernavaca

— 2 nights
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, examine the collection at Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo, and then get outside with Parque Ecologico Chapultepec. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Piramides de Teopanzolco, see the interesting displays at La tallera Siqueiros, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, and finally steep yourself in history at Robert Brady Museum.

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London, UK to Cuernavaca is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Cuernavaca. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cuernavaca, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Gran Hotel Ciudad de Mexico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Cineteca Nacional. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional De Arte, browse the exhibits of Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Estatua Ecuestre de Carlos IV.

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You can drive from Cuernavaca to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cuernavaca in July, with highs in Mexico City at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Oaxaca

— 2 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Get in touch with nature at Coyote Aventuras and Yagul. Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Santa Maria de la Asuncion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Jeronimo, steep yourself in history at Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, and shop like a local with Voces de Copal.

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Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect nights in Oaxaca to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Langosta and Playa Marlin. Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and La Isla Shopping Village will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Croco Cun Zoo & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, play a few rounds at Iberostar Golf Club Cancún, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad, and stroll through Playa Chacmool.

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Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Cancun takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in July since evenings lows in Cancun dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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Mexico travel guide

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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.