27 days in Mexico Itinerary

27 days in Mexico Itinerary

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27 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
2
Acapulco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Uxmal
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Valladolid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cancun
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), take a peaceful walk through Chapultepec Park, and don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mexico City journey planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Mexico City reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

3
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.
Visit Playa Ventura and Playa Pichilingue for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to La Quebrada and Galeria Las Brisas. There's more to do: stroll through Barra Vieja Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Condesa.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Acapulco route planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Acapulco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Acapulco, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Ventura
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Playa Pichilingue ©
Playa Pichilingue
Playa Condesa ©
Playa Condesa

1
day
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, head outdoors with Mirador de Muna, see the interesting displays at Choco Story, then don't miss a visit to Uxmal, and finally delve into the distant past at Uxmal.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uxmal trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Acapulco to Uxmal. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Acapulco to Uxmal. In February, daily temperatures in Uxmal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Valladolid.

Things to do in Uxmal

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mirador de Muna, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
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Choco Story ©
Choco Story
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Mirador de Muna ©
Mirador de Muna

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ek Balam and X'Canche Cenote. Change things up with these side-trips from Valladolid: Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza, El Castillo, & more). There's more to do: stroll through Cenote Maya Park and Head underground at Cenote Xkeken.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valladolid trip maker app .

Drive from Uxmal to Valladolid in 3 hours. Traveling from Uxmal in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Valladolid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam Village, Ecopark Xtut
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Maya Park ©
Cenote Maya Park
X'Canche Cenote ©
X'Canche Cenote

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Paraiso and Cenote Tak Be Ha. Change things up with a short trip to Xcaret Park in Playa del Carmen (about 56 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, Head underground at Grand Cenote, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tulum road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Valladolid to Tulum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valladolid in February: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Xcaret Park
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Palancar. Pamper yourself for a day on the 17th (Sun) at some of the top local wellness centers. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Palancar Reef, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, learn something new at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and take in the exciting artwork at Galo Art Studio.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cozumel are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Sur and El Centro. Relax by the water at Playa Norte and Playa Chacmool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Women's Beading Cooperative & Captain Dulche's Museum). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 24th (Sun) with a shark diving experience. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Marlin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Cancun, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 25:
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Women's Beading Cooperative ©
Women's Beading Cooperative

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