19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Sayulita
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Acapulco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
5
Tulum
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vitoria


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Sayulita

Sayulita ©
Sandy beaches, good surfing, and affordable dining draw an increasing number of tourists to vacation in Sayulita, a smaller and less hectic alternative to nearby Puerto Vallarta.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sayulita Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sayulita trip planning site .

Vitoria, Brazil to Sayulita is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Vitoria to Sayulita due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vitoria in July: high temperatures in Sayulita hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Sayulita

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Sayulita Beach ©
Sayulita Beach

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Palacio de Bellas Artes. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take a stroll through Coyoacan, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Mexico City visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sayulita to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Sayulita in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mexico City, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Casa de la Cultura and then see the interesting displays at El Fuerte de San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and then take a stroll through Punta Diamante.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Acapulco using our trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Acapulco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

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Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante
Fuerte De San Diego ©
Fuerte De San Diego
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©

1
night
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Cristobal de las Casas road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Acapulco to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tulum.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Historic Sites Shopping
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Flora Maria Joyas de la Tierra ©
Flora Maria Joyas de la Tierra

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 10th (Tue), Head underground at Grand Cenote and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at MexicArte and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tulum trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Tulum in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, then explore the world behind art at 3D Museum of Wonders, and then kick back and relax at Akumal Beach. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Xcaret Eco Theme Park and then don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Akumal Beach
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Akumal Beach ©
Akumal Beach
3D Museum of Wonders ©
3D Museum of Wonders

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Discover Mexico Cozumel Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel

2
nights
Cancun

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.
Spend the 16th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Tue) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, go for a walk through Avenida Kukulkan, and buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cancun online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, look for gifts at Jewelry Store, and then kick back and relax at Playa Norte.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip planner .

Getting from Cancun to Isla Mujeres by combination of taxi and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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