25 days in Mexico Itinerary

25 days in Mexico Itinerary

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25 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  15​h
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Mexico City
— 3 nights
7
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Vienna

3
nights
Cancun

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas. Take a break from the city and head to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Swim with Dolphins.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun journey website .

Vienna, Austria to Cancun is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in August: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 11th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then Head underground at Balankanche Cave, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planner .

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Balankanche Cave ©
Balankanche Cave
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

4
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mayan Beach and Paradise Beach. Visiting Xel-Ha and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Gran Cenote and explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tulum travel route planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in August, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

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 16th (Fri): make a trip to Women's Beading Cooperative, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres holiday app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Women's Beading Cooperative ©
Women's Beading Cooperative
Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon ©
Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Playa de San Martin. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm. And it doesn't end there: stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Sergio's Silver from Taxco ©
Sergio's Silver from Taxco

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tepozteco and La Condesa. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take a stroll through San Angel, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mexico City visit planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in August, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tepozteco
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La Condesa ©
La Condesa
Ciudad Universitaria ©
Ciudad Universitaria
Tepozteco ©
Tepozteco

1
night
San Miguel de Allende

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Isla Cuale. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Centro and look for gifts at KUALI.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta route maker site .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, KUALI
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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 Playa Los Cerritos and Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bay of Cabo San Lucas and Shark Diving. Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Swim with Dolphins, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria Beach, look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and kick back and relax at Divorce beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve, Swim with Dolphins, Playa Los Cerritos
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Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Shark Diving
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos

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