30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
3
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
4
Comitan
— 2 nights
5
Palenque
— 2 nights
6
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
7
Holbox Island
— 3 nights
8
Tulum
— 2 nights
9
Bacalar
— 3 nights


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4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar, and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mexico City day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Mexico City is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Mexico City. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip maker site.

Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in January; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and browse the exhibits of Voces de Copal.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of °C. You'll set off for Comitan on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

2
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Comitan

Comitan ©
Comitán is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Lagunas de Montebello National Park and then stroll through Cascada El Chiflon. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lago Montebello.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Comitan trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oaxaca to Comitan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Comitan

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chiapas
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Cascada El Chiflon ©
Cascada El Chiflon
Lagunas de Montebello National Park ©
Lagunas de Montebello National Park
Lago Montebello ©
Lago Montebello

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and then admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Aluxes and then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Palenque attractions planning app.

You can drive from Comitan to Palenque in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes

2
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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
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 13th (Mon): delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, thenHead underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, and finally explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Ake.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza visit planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Dzibichaltun, Zona Arqueologica de Ake
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

3
nights
Holbox Island

Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Refugio Holbox, view the masterpieces at La Choza de Fito, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mosquito, and head off the coast to Holbox Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chichen Itza to Holbox Island. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chichen Itza in January since evenings lows in Holbox Island dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Holbox Island ©
Holbox Island
Spas

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, and explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tulum route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Holbox Island to Tulum. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. On the 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de San Felipe and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar journey app.

You can take a shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you will find days in Bacalar are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bacalar

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben, Museum de la cultura maya
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben ©
Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben

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