28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Valladolid
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
Visit Templo Mayor Museum and Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Palacio de Bellas Artes. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa Luis Barragan, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and look for gifts at Kawsay Artesanias.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Licenciado Adolfo Lopez Mateos International Airport and Hermanos Serdán International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Mexico City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, La Troupe Playa del Carmen
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5
nights
Puerto Vallarta

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 Eva's Fine Jewelry and La Sirena Reina. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de los Muertos and Los Arcos. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Punta de Mita to see Scarlett boutique about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, stop by Faith Colectiva, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Scarlett boutique
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Eva's Fine Jewelry ©
Eva's Fine Jewelry
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Punta Molas Faro (Molas Point Lighthouse) and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. For shopping fun, head to Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry or Sherwood Depot. On the 16th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Palancar. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Discover Mexico Cozumel Park, stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, and kick back and relax at Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cozumel tour planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel ©
Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Akumal Beach and Xel-Ha. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mayan Ruins of Tulum and Coba Ruins. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Zipline in Playa del Carmen--about 36 minutes away. On the 19th (Wed), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's more to do: look for gifts at MexicArte.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tulum itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Valladolid.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zipline, Akumal Beach, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

4
nights
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Popular historic sites such as Chichen Itza and Convent de San Bernardino de Siena are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arte Rosa Mexicano and Pancho Vila Tequileria. Change things up with these side-trips from Valladolid: Uxmal (in Muna), Temples of Uxmal (in Uxmal), Cenote Ik kil (in Chichen Itza) and Ek Balam Mayan Ruins (in Temozon). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Edzna, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Soliman Beach, and stop by Dutzi Design.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valladolid travel itinerary creator.

You can take a bus from Tulum to Valladolid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tulum in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Valladolid, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Kabah, Punta Soliman Beach, Kinichna
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena ©
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Norte and Swim with Dolphins. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Isla Shopping Mall and Coppel Plaza Las Americas. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, buy something for everyone on your list at Kukulcan Plaza, delve into the distant past at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), and explore the wide array of goods at Plaza Caracol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cancun sightseeing planner.

Traveling by taxi from Valladolid to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cancun when traveling from Valladolid in October, with lows around 26°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Norte, Kukulcan Plaza
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

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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.
Do your shopping at Arte Iraca and Bella Luca Emporium. You'll discover tucked-away gems like SAX Jewels of Desire and El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End). Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (La Paloma Boutique, Casa Dahlia Gallery, & more). The adventure continues: stop by Reflections of Cabo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas vacation trip planner.

Getting from Cancun to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cancun to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Casa Dahlia Gallery ©
Casa Dahlia Gallery

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