17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Taxi to Playa Tortugas, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Fly to Vilnius

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa del Amor. Get in touch with nature at Medano Beach and Chileno Beach. Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte in San Jose del Cabo, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas day trip app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Vilnius to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vilnius in January, things will get much hotter in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galeria Colectika. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta visit planning app.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, make a trip to Zocalo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online travel route planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January; daily highs in Mexico City reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Beach Cozumel and Santa Rosa Wall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Columbia Reef and look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in January, you will find days in Cozumel are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Akumal Dive Shop, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tulum, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man and then don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip builder app.

Drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, Chichen Itza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
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Isla Mujeres

— 1 night
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 30th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Isla Mujeres. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.