23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Caracas
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  6 h
3
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Tulum
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 15 min
5
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly + Foot:  11 h
End: Caracas

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
On the 3rd (Sun), get in on the family fun at Xcaret and then don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Parque Los Fundadores and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen route maker app.

Caracas, Venezuela to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Caracas to Playa del Carmen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores

2
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.
On the 5th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral and then explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cozumel trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. November in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

2
nights
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 7th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun, Head underground at Balankanche Cave, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ake's Mayan ruins, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, and finally explore the ancient world of Las Monjas.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Cozumel in November, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip planning tool.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Tulum. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

3
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, make a trip to Hierve el Agua, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Oaxaca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Oaxaca is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tulum in November since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Maria del Tule
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

3
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de Gobierno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, admire the striking features of Teatro Degollado, then pause for some photo ops at Basilica de Zapopan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Romantic Lake Chapala, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Guadalajara, and then see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara online day trip planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oaxaca in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Guadalajara: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Basilica de Zapopan ©
Basilica de Zapopan
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

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: Bucerias (Art in Amber & A Broken Art). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Glass Gallery EM, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Guadalajara, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bucerias, Marietas Islands
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

5
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. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, steep yourself in history at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

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