17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly
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Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Bus to Mérida Noreste, Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 1 night
Fly
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cozumel is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cozumel. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, things will get much warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Tulum Tower, head outdoors with Samula Cenote, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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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. In November, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Chichen Itza

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip maker tool.

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 November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes, don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Palenque in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to Palenque due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip builder tool.

Fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Los Arcos, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: highs in Puerto Vallarta hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Side Trip

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Cabo San Lucas

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trot along with Cuadra San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas holiday app.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.