26 days in Mexico Itinerary

26 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
2
Acapulco
— 5 nights
3
Cozumel
— 4 nights
4
Tulum
— 6 nights
5
Cancun
— 4 nights

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Family-friendly places like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City route planning app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get much colder in Mexico City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
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Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)

5
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Family-friendly places like Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Pie de la Cuesta will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Icacos and Playas Caleta y Caletilla. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Revolcadero, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Condesa, take in the dramatic natural features at La Quebrada, and admire the landmark architecture of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Acapulco day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Acapulco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in February: highs in Acapulco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Ventura
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Playa Pie de la Cuesta ©
Playa Pie de la Cuesta
Playa Condesa ©
Playa Condesa

4
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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Palancar, get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Acapulco to Cozumel takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Acapulco in February: highs in Cozumel hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel

6
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 get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Family-friendly places like Xcaret and Tulum Archaeological Site will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, stop by La Llorona, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tulum are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Xcaret, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret ©
Xcaret

4
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.
Attractions like Playa Delfines and La Isla Shopping Village make great kid-friendly stops. Relax by the water at Playa Tortugas and Playa Norte. Step out of Cancun with an excursion to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Selvatica, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cancun holiday maker.

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Selvatica ©
Selvatica

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