21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Fly:  31​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mahahual
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

4
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.
Visit Santa Maria Beach and Playa del Amor for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Church of Saint Luke. The adventure continues: stroll through Bay of Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder app .

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Take a break from the city and head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Palancar. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio, and relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online road trip planner .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get some cultural insight at Ek Balam and Chichen Itza. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenotes Sac Actun. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church & Spas) and Casa de los Venados (in Valladolid). The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Ek Balam, Scuba & Snorkeling, Chichen Itza, Casa de los Venados
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Climbing Tours

1
night
Mahahual

A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mahahual journey website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Mahahual, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Coyoacan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mahahual to Mexico City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mahahual to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mahahual in November, plan for little chillier days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

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