13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
4
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
5
Cozumel
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 29°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures ©
Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally look for gifts at Carol's Boutique.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de la Compania de Jesus, then contemplate the long history of Monte Alban, and then view the masterpieces at Galeria Arte de Oaxaca.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca route maker app.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and then admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum of Wonders. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse for treasures at La 5ta Hacienda.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Playa del Carmen travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Playa del Carmen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aktun Chen, Gran Cenote, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours
Aktun Chen ©
Aktun Chen

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Cozumel

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.
Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach Cozumel and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Palancar Reef and BALAM Art Painted on Feathers. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Wall, see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, and head outdoors with The Money Bar Beach Club.

Plan my day in Cozumel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 1.5 hours. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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