22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur, Playa Norte, & more). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Cancun with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney, Australia to Cancun is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cancun at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Quinta Avenida, & more), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum online tour builder .

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Tulum, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Galo Art Studio, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cozumel in July, with highs in Mexico City at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita) and Art in Amber (in Bucerias). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Ro'Wo Galeria, don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in July, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Art in Amber
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. July in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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