28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel 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
— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City itinerary maker tool.

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Murcia in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Olas Altas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Mazatlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mazatlan, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas, and then don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mazatlan online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Mazatlan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Mazatlan. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect Mazatlan to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Sillvermoon Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, meet some fierce fish with Cabo Private Guide, and contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas tour 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mazatlan in December: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get outside with Bahía de Banderas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can 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. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly 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

— 4 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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, have fun at Van Doren Metal Art Workshop, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stroll around El Charco del Ingenio.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December; daily highs in San Miguel de Allende reach 27°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then explore the ancient world of The Ossuary. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Chichen Itza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Chichen Itza due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January: highs in Chichen Itza hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Quinta Avenida & Xcaret) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

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 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel online vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Cozumel sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Classes
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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.