30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
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Acapulco
— 2 nights
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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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Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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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 & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Chileno Beach, make a splash at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas tour builder app.

Seattle, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seattle to Cabo San Lucas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Acapulco

— 2 nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Vieja Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Alvarez, explore the striking landscape at La Quebrada, and then examine the collection at Fuerte De San Diego.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Acapulco online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Acapulco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April: highs in Acapulco hover around 92°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and get in on the family fun at Pueblo del Maiz.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel online journey planner.

You can fly from Acapulco to Cozumel in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Acapulco to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Acapulco in April, you will find days in Cozumel are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Playa del Carmen (Ambarte, Xcaret, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary maker website.

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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

Cancun

— 4 nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

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You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Palenque

— 2 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palenque road trip planning website.

Getting from Cancun to Palenque by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Fabrica La Aurora, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende online visit planner.

Drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you will find days in San Miguel de Allende are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

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 Bucerias and see Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Puerto Vallarta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.