29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly to Culiacan, Bus to Mazatlan
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Mazatlan
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Cozumel

— 3 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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and see the vivid underwater world at Chankanaab Reef.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel road trip app.

Valletta, Malta to Cozumel is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Valletta to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

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: 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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tulum in December since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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 23rd (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and walk around El Charco del Ingenio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip site.

Traveling by flight from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chichen Itza in December, you will find days in San Miguel de Allende are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Galeria Colectika.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta road trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Miguel de Allende in December, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Cabo San Lucas

— 4 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 & Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas online trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Mazatlan

— 3 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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, make a trip to Malecon de Mazatlan, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mazatlan attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December: highs in Mazatlan hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

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.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

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You can fly from Mazatlan to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mazatlan in January, with highs in Mexico City at 24°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

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.