22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  11​h
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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Sacramento

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.
Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, tee off at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online trip planner .

Sacramento, USA to Cancun is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Sacramento in March, expect nights in Cancun to be much warmer, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Quinta Avenida, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, get a taste of the local shopping with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

Before you visit Tulum, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip app .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cozumel are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, and explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mexico City tour 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. Traveling from Cozumel in March, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
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.
When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Art in Amber in Bucerias, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get a taste of the local shopping with Ro'Wo Galeria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta sightseeing 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. Traveling from Mexico City in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Art in Amber
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
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: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas journey planner .

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. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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