18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico visit planner

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
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Cancun
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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.
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. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, and steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary site.

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Mexico City to be a bit warmer, around 12°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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 in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from Mexico City in March, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then don't miss a visit to El Jardin, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the handmade items at Van Doren Metal Art Workshop and then don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in San Miguel de Allende. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Tulum.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Fun & Games · Classes · Museums · Historic Sites

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Tulum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Tulum is 1 hour. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, Tulum is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Cozumel

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn something new at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Chankanaab Reef.

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Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village and then kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.