25 days in Mexico Itinerary

25 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

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Mazatlan
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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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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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Mazatlan

— 1 night

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Mazatlan and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Las Gaviotas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mazatlan itinerary app.

Vancouver, Canada to Mazatlan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vancouver in December, expect Mazatlan to be much hotter, temps between 33°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.
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: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and walk around Bosque de Chapultepec.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mazatlan to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Mexico City is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mazatlan in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Cozumel

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, then get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cozumel: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tulum road trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

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 6th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

Plan trip to Chichen Itza with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

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.
Saddle up on the 9th (Sun) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, and have fun at Van Doren Metal Art Workshop.

Make your San Miguel de Allende itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, you will find days in San Miguel de Allende are little chillier (27°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Cabo San Lucas

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

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.