30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zacatecas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Cancun
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Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, see Off-Road Tours, and stroll through Chileno Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip maker app.

Knoxville, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cabo San Lucas when traveling from Knoxville in September, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zacatecas.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Zacatecas

Quarry City

Beautifully preserved architecture and a refreshing lack of mass tourism remain among the main reasons to take a trip to Zacatecas, a colonial-era city at the heart of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Plazuela Miguel Auza, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro de la Bufa, and then examine the collection at Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo de Francisco Goitia, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and then see the interesting displays at Galeria de Nacimientos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Zacatecas holiday planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Zacatecas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Zacatecas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in September: highs in Zacatecas hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Zacatecas

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Mexico City

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 lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, and take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zacatecas to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Mexico City sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Puebla

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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: trek along Coyote Aventuras, steep yourself in history at Monte Alban, see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., and stop by El Nahual.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca sightseeing planner.

Getting from Puebla to Oaxaca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in September; daily highs in Oaxaca reach 84°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

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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 17th (Thu): make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo and then don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then stroll through Aluxes.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palenque day trip planning site.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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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.
Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cancun day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palenque to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Cancun, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

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Chichen Itza

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in September, with highs in Tulum at 85°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, then learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, and then look for gifts at Black Coral Shop.

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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. September in Cozumel sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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.

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline
A trip to Yucatan Peninsula takes visitors to the southeastern section of Mexico, an area that housed the legendary Maya civilization before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Much of the region's population traces its origins back to this old culture, and in many of the smaller settlements residents continue to speak the Maya language in addition to Spanish. Yucatan Peninsula tourism thrives largely thanks to the popularity of Cancun, a modern resort town on the so-called "Mayan Riviera." Away from the white-sand coastline, this part of Mexico treats visitors to some of the finest examples of Mayan pyramids and temples, offering a glimpse into the continent's pre-Hispanic history.