19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Historic Center (Centro Historico), wander the streets of Coyoacan, and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder tool .

Istanbul, Turkey to Mexico City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, and then take a stroll through Old Mazatlan. On the next day, stroll through Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Mazatlan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Mazatlan: highs are around 32°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria Dante and Ro'Wo Galeria. You'll get in some beach time at Bucerias and Los Muertos Beach. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Bucerias to see Splash of Glass about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

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You can drive from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. Traveling from Mazatlan in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bucerias, Splash of Glass
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Bucerias ©
Bucerias
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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.
On the 1st (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Bordello Galeria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, and finally look for gifts at Dulce Fresa. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, then view the masterpieces at Casa Michoacana, and then take in the exciting artwork at Josefina Membrila Fine Art.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende travel route builder app .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, things will get slightly colder in San Miguel de Allende: highs are around 27°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping Museums Spas
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Spas

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tulum Archaeological Site and Plataforma de Venus. Appreciate the collections at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Balam Art On Feathers. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Tulum takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tulum, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Akumal Beach, Ek Balam, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

3
nights
Cancun

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Isla Shopping Village and Antaras Onix. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas, play a few rounds at Moon Palace Golf Course, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Norte
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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