24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cancun is minus 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, stop by Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cancun to Cozumel by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida, Xcaret, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tulum attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Tulum, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

Plan my day in Chichen Itza using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, enjoy some diversion at Van Doren Metal Art Workshop, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, you will find days in San Miguel de Allende are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, and shop like a local with Cassandra Shaw Jewelry.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

Plan my trip to Mexico City with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

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.