24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore hidden gems such as Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and Tepozteco. Change things up with a short trip to Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and take a stroll through La Condesa.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mexico City day trip website.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In April in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, Tepozteco
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La Condesa ©
La Condesa
Tepozteco ©
Tepozteco
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Los Cerritos and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos to see Tortugueros Las Playitas about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Solmar and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in April since evenings lows in Cabo San Lucas dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Todos Santos
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Shark Diving
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Estero de El Salado. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Las Animas and Playa De Los Muertos. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Isla Cuale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planning app.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Playa De Los Muertos, Playa Las Animas
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Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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Cozumel

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, then stroll through El Paso del Cedral Reef, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Francisco Reef.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel. In April in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Car Wash. Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park. Step out of Tulum to go to Sian Ka'an and see Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and explore the gorgeous colors at Two Eyes Cenote.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tulum trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. April in Tulum sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

2
nights
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 18th (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then Head underground at Cenote Misterio Maya. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, then head outdoors with Cenote Cristalino, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen journey maker app.

You can take a bus from Tulum to Playa del Carmen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cenote Cristalino ©
Cenote Cristalino
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Chacmool and Playa Marlin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Isla Brewing Company). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Rios Ecopark, and buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun travel route planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cancun by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April in Cancun, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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