21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Sian Ka'an
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
7
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Cairo

3
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.
Visiting El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Playa del Amor and Divorce beach. When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Medano Beach, view the masterpieces at Whimsical Art Cabo, stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas online attractions planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Swim with Dolphins
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas

2
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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mexico City vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in June: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Wall. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Palancar, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

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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.
Visit Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Sun) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, Head underground at Gran Cenote, identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and explore the activities along Casa Cenote.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sian Ka'an.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

1
night
Sian Ka'an

Sian Ka'an ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sian Ka'an road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tulum to Sian Ka'an. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Sian Ka'an

Parks Wildlife
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Sian Ka'an to Chichen Itza with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and La Isla Shopping Village. Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Puerto Morelos to see Spas about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cancun online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spas, Playa Norte
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Swim with Dolphins
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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