22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
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, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, catch a ride with Jeromi Transfers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cancun is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Cancun, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Cancun reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Quinta Avenida, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner.

Getting from Cancun to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Tulum sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can 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 to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. In July, Mexico City is slightly colder than Cozumel - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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
Zocalo
Zocalo

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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Art in Amber in Bucerias--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, push the limits with an extreme tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta route app.

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. In July, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Art in Amber, Marietas Islands
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, and nightlife. 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, partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race, and kick back and relax at Chileno Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip planning site.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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
Fishing Charters & Tours

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