15 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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Chichen Itza
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Tulum
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Cabo San Lucas — 2 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, and get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In December, Cabo San Lucas is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
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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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, admire the masterpieces at Galeria Colectika, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.
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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.
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 lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate the long history of National Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and look for gifts at MAM Boutique.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.
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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 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mexico City to Chichen Itza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Chichen Itza due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chichen Itza, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Tulum.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Zipline & Xcaret) and Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at El Burro Agavero Tequileria, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and make a trip to Tulum Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Tulum is a bit cooler than Chichen Itza - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.
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