15 days in Mexico Itinerary

15 days in Mexico Itinerary

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15 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
+6
Bus + Subway + Foot + Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Berlin

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Visit Zocalo and National Palace (Palacio Nacional) for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City sightseeing planning tool.

Berlin, Germany to Mexico City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In maggio, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

2
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids, then don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Convento Agustino, delve into the distant past at Ex Convent of Acolman, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, and finally delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan Teotihuacan day trip planner.

Drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Convento Agustino, Ex Convent of Acolman
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Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman

1
day
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 10th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables, then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Chichen Itza takes 8.5 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. In maggio in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Akumal Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip website.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in maggio; daily highs in Tulum reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Akumal Beach
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, and play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In maggio, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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