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
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

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 Bosque de Chapultepec 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 Playa Revolcadero and Playa Icacos will thrill your kids. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Condesa. Take a break from Acapulco with a short trip to Playa Ventura in Playa Ventura, about 27 hours away. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Pie de la Cuesta, explore the striking landscape at La Quebrada, kick back and relax at Playas Caleta y Caletilla, 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

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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 Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club. Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip planning site.

You can fly from Acapulco to Cozumel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Acapulco to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Acapulco in February, expect nights in Cozumel to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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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: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, stop by La Llorona, explore the ancient world of Las Pinturas, 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 ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 · Tours

Side Trip

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

Riviera Maya travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Zipline · Scuba & Snorkeling
Well-preserved ruins and stunning white-sand beaches make for memorable Riviera Maya vacations, though this coastal area also features a number of modern cities ideal for soaking up some local culture and learning about Mexican cuisine. Stretching for approximately 100 km (60 mi) along the Caribbean coastline, this region serves as one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, known for containing big-name resorts like Playa del Carmen and Cancun. If you get tired of sun and sand, enrich your Riviera Maya sightseeing experience by visiting the area's eco-archaeological theme parks, which preserve swathes of wilderness and encompasses restored structures from the Mayan period.