22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Valladolid
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 4 nights
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.
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Church of Saint Luke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Medano Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Playa Las Animas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta road trip planning site.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Oaxaca

— 2 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and then examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Cozumel

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa El Cielo and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Gallery Azul, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Oaxaca to Cozumel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cozumel when traveling from Oaxaca in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
Visit Punta Sur and Zona Arqueologica El Rey for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Delfines and Mayan Museum of Cancun. Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Galeria de Arte Mexicano in Isla Mujeres, about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Valladolid

— 2 nights

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Hubiku, delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de San Roque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, then explore the fascinating underground world of Suytun Cenote, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and finally make a trip to Palacio Municipal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Valladolid online tour planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to 3D Museum of Wonders and Paradise Beach. Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum online trip builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Valladolid to Tulum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in July, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.