24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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.
Get outdoors at La Condesa and Tepozteco. Explore hidden gems such as Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada. Step out of Mexico City to go to Cuernavaca and see Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Museums Wildlife

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.
Visit Bay of Cabo San Lucas and Playa Los Cerritos for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Tortugueros Las Playitas in Todos Santos (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Solmar, and view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas driving holiday website .

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. Traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in April, Cabo San Lucas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 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 Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Todos Santos
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Shark Diving
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Bay of Cabo San Lucas ©
Bay of Cabo San Lucas

3
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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 in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Las Animas. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isla Cuale. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita to see Playa De Los Muertos about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Estero de El Salado.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, explore the gorgeous colors at El Paso del Cedral Reef, and then see the vivid underwater world at San Francisco Reef.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder tool .

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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.
Visiting LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park and Mayan Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gran Cenote and Cenote Car Wash. When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Two Eyes Cenote, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tulum road trip tool .

Drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

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Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Misterio Maya. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, head outdoors with Cenote Cristalino, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen travel route builder site .

Getting from Tulum to Playa del Carmen by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and La Isla Shopping Village. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Chacmool and Xcacel Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Isla Brewing Company). There's lots more to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Tres Rios Ecopark, and kick back and relax at Playa Marlin.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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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