27 days in Mexico Itinerary

27 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico visit planner

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Drive to Región de Murcia International Airport, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Bus to Culiacán, Fly to Cabo San Lucas
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly to Región de Murcia International Airport, Drive to Murcia

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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mexico City itinerary builder site.

Murcia, Spain to Mexico City is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Murcia to Mexico City is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Murcia in December, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Mazatlan

— 2 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Mazatlan. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mazatlan, then kick back and relax at Playa Las Gaviotas, and then make a trip to Malecon de Mazatlan.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan holiday planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Mazatlan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect Mazatlan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mazatlan in December, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
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.
Saddle up on the 1st (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and stroll around El Charco del Ingenio.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, things will get little chillier in San Miguel de Allende: highs are around 27°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

Chichen Itza

— 2 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then delve into the distant past at The Ossuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, explore the gorgeous colors at Chinchorro Reef, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Chichen Itza in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chichen Itza, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulum online vacation planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, expect Tulum to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): learn something new at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.