26 days in Mexico Itinerary

26 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Acapulco
— 5 nights
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Cancun
— 4 nights

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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 Zocalo will thrill your kids. Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), 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 24°C and lows about 7°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)

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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 Revolcadero will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Pie de la Cuesta and Playas Caleta y Caletilla. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Icacos, 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 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 38°C, while lows dip to 24°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

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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.
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 Cozumel Beach Club, 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 6.5 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Acapulco in February: highs in Cozumel hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

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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 Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, stop by La Llorona, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planner.

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. February in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
Attractions like Playa Delfines and Playa Norte make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to see Punta Sur about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, and whizz through the canopy at Selvatica.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun online journey planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Cancun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to 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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