Ready to embark on a unique adventure through Mexico? On this 15-day itinerary, you’ll explore some of the country’s most captivating destinations, from vibrant Mexico City to the dreamy beaches of Cancún and Bacalar. Get ready to discover the rich culture, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking landscapes that Mexico has to offer.
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2-week route through Mexico
In this 15-day itinerary through Mexico you will find an organized day-by-day route including activities and transportation between locations:
Day 1: Mexico City: The Historical and Cultural Capital
On your first day, immerse yourself in the energy and history of Mexico City. Visit the Zócalo, the heart of the city, and admire the majesty of the National Palace. Don’t miss the imposing Metropolitan Cathedral and explore the treasures of the National Museum of Anthropology. Enjoy authentic Mexican food in the local markets and discover the charming neighborhoods of Coyoacán and Roma.
Transportation: To get to Mérida, you can choose to take a flight from the Mexico City International Airport or use the long-distance bus services.
Day 2-4: Mérida: History and Charm in the White City
During your stay in Mérida, explore its colonial architecture, such as the imposing Cathedral of San Ildefonso and the Casa de Montejo. Visit the fascinating archaeological sites of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá, two nearby Mayan jewels. Do not forget to try the exquisite gastronomy and immerse yourself in the lively cultural life of the city.
Transportation: To get to Holbox, you can take a bus from the Mérida Bus Terminal to the port of Chiquilá, and then a ferry to the island.
Day 5-7: Holbox: A Caribbean Paradise of Virgin Beaches
In Holbox, relax on its white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Explore the island by bike or golf cart and admire the natural beauty of the Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve. Do not miss the opportunity to swim with the majestic whale sharks, an unforgettable experience.
Transportation: To get to Cancun, return to Chiquilá by ferry and take a bus to the city.
Day 8-10: Cancun: Dream Beaches and Vibrant Nightlife
In Cancun, enjoy its famous white sand beaches and relax in the sun. Explore the coral reefs in Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, and take the opportunity to practice snorkeling or diving. At night, immerse yourself in the lively nightlife of the Hotel Zone and enjoy a delicious dinner in the restaurants facing the sea.
Transportation: To get to Playa del Carmen, you can take a bus from the Cancun Bus Terminal.
Day 11-13: Playa del Carmen: Coastal Charm and Mayan Ruins
In Playa del Carmen, stroll along the famous Fifth Avenue and enjoy its shops, restaurants, and bars. Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, located on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Immerse yourself in the region’s cenotes, impressive natural formations of fresh water.
Transportation: To get to Bacalar, you can take a bus from the Playa del Carmen Bus Terminal.
Day 14-15: Bacalar: The Lagoon of Seven Colors
In Bacalar, marvel at the beauty of the Laguna de los Siete Colores. Explore its calm waters by kayak or paddleboard and relax on the pristine beaches. Discover the Fort of San Felipe, which offers panoramic views of the place. Enjoy the tranquility and serenity of this natural paradise.
Transportation: Return to Mexico City by bus from the Bacalar Bus Terminal.
With this 15-day itinerary, you will be able to explore the best of Mexico, from its rich history and culture in Mexico City and Mérida, to the dream beaches in Holbox, Cancún, Playa del Carmen and Bacalar. Get ready to live an unforgettable experience full of adventures and discoveries!
Is it safe to travel to Mexico?
Mexico is a country where violent crime, such as robbery, homicide, and kidnapping, is common. There are states that it is not recommended to travel to ecause of safety reasons. Bellow, you’ll find a list of the places that you should avoid.
The following states are not recommended for travel: Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas. And take extra precautions in Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico State, Morelos, Nayarit, Sonora, and Zacatecas.
Remember to follow these recommendations:
- In case of robbery, do not resist physically.
- Do not show a high purchasing power, that is, do not go with jewels, bags, etc … that are expensive.
- Be careful if you go out at night, and stay in crowded places where you are surrounded by other people.
- Thefts are usual (at guntpoint and during daytime), so don’t go with the camera or mobile in your hand or hang out of your neck.
- Try to avoid carrying the backpack on the back. Put it in front of you, or use a belt pouch or a cross bag.
I, personally, spent 4 months solo traveling around Mexico (I was in Puerto Escondido + Chacahua, Huatulco, Mexico City, Holbox, Merida, Valladolid, Tulum, Bacalar, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen) and I didn’t find myself in any dangerous situation.
Although in most of these places murders took place in the middle of the street and people staying in the same hostel as me were robbed at gunpoint. But don’t let this scare you! Traveling to Mexico is totally possible, in fact it is a country with a lot of tourism.
In any case, it is always a good idea to have a TRAVEL INSURANCE that can compensate you economically and help you if a medical emergency arises.
If you are interested in traveling alone, I recommend this article on the reasons and benefits of solo traveling and this other article with tips for traveling alone as a woman. I encourage you to try it as it is a great and very beneficial experience for oneself.