14 days in Mexico Itinerary

14 days in Mexico Itinerary

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14 days in Mexico Itinerary

Madison
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Akumal
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Madison

3
days
Akumal

Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Head to MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Galeria Lamanaifor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Aktun Chen and Xel-Ha. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akumal: Tulum (Ruins of Tulum & Mixik). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Cenote and identify plant and animal life at Yal-ku Lagoon.

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Madison, USA to Akumal is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Akumal is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Madison in December, with highs in Akumal at 78°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

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Parks Wildlife Nature

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Tulum, Xel-Ha
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Yal-ku Lagoon ©
Yal-ku Lagoon
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Aktun Chen ©
Aktun Chen

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Columbia Reef and Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry. Visiting Santa Rosa Wall and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, stop by Boutique Blanc du Nil, and have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Akumal to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

2
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 1st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and then examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Templo Mayor Museum, then delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, and finally take a stroll through Coyoacan.

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Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cozumel in January, with highs in Mexico City at 70°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

3
days
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Golden Cactus Gallery and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Movimiento Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, stop by Ayla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in January: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 77°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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San Jose del Cabo
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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