18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 1 night
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): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Cabo San Lucas is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, shop like a local with Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online day trip planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. November in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

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Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Cozumel

— 1 night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel online attractions planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in November; daily highs in Cozumel reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Cancun

— 3 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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and play a few rounds at Moon Palace Golf Course.

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Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Cancun sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Golf · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

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.
On the 4th (Sat), Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip maker app.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida, Xcaret, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tulum itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in December, with highs in Tulum at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

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.