25 days in Mexico Itinerary

25 days in Mexico Itinerary

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25 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
6
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Playa del Amor and Medano Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Eduardo Sanchez Jewelry in San Jose del Cabo (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Casanova Fine Jewelry & Accesories, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker app

Melbourne, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Eduardo Sanchez Jewelry
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Lucy's CuCu Cabana or Faith Colectiva. Zona Romantica and Galleria Dante are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Nuevo Vallarta Beach). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Muertos, and take in the exciting artwork at Elements Of Design.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip maker site

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo and then wander the streets of Coyoacan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mexico City holiday maker site

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 24°C and lows are around 8°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

5
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Palancar and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Diamonds International and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: get outside with Paradise Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and identify plant and animal life at Columbia Reef.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cozumel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel. In January, Cozumel is somewhat warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yal-ku Lagoon and La Llorona. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Grand Cenote, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, stop by MexicArte, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tulum holiday planner

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Yal-ku Lagoon
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Climbing Tours
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Yal-ku Lagoon ©
Yal-ku Lagoon

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): delve into the distant past at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), stop by Plaza Las Americas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos.

Discover how to plan a Cancun trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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Scuba & Snorkeling
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Playa Norte, stop by Galeria de Arte Mexicano, and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres trip itinerary planner

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in an hour. In January in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

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