22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Zagreb

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Change things up 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, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stop by Jeromi Transfers, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Cancun is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zagreb to Cancun due to the time zone difference. In August, Cancun is a bit warmer than Zagreb - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

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
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza sightseeing app.

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Dzibichaltun
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

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.
Bring the kids along to Xcaret and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Playa del Carmen). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and explore the activities along Casa Cenote.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tulum online holiday planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in August: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and kick back and relax at Playa Palancar.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) (in Puebla) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and make a trip to Zocalo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mexico City day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cozumel in August: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally head off the coast to Los Arcos.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta online visit planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in September, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa del Amor and Chileno Beach. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas planner.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In September in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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