31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Merida
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

4
nights
Cozumel

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.
The Mayan Cacao Company and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at San Francisco Reef and Paradise (Paraiso) Reef. There's much more to do: tour the depths of the sea with a submarine tour, see the vivid underwater world at El Paso del Cedral Reef, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel journey builder tool.

Mexico City to Cozumel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cozumel, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ek Balam and Cenote Hubiku. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenotes Sac Actun. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: 3D Museum of Wonders (in Playa del Carmen) and Valladolid (Museo de San Roque & Palacio Municipal). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Valladolid, Cenote Hubiku, 3D Museum of Wonders, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Casa Montejo and Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Explore hidden gems such as Uxmal and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: Convento de San Antonio de Padua (in Izamal) and Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena (in Santa Elena). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Dzibilchaltún, don't miss a visit to Arch Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Mayapan Archaeological Zone.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Merida tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Merida takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cancun in April, you will find days in Merida are a bit warmer (99°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Uxmal, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Museo Casa Montejo ©
Museo Casa Montejo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then contemplate the long history of Monte Alban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Hierve el Agua and then examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip app.

Fly from Merida to Oaxaca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Merida in April, things will get slightly colder in Oaxaca: highs are around 92°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapultepec Castle and Museo Soumaya. Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo del Ejercito y Fuerza Aerea Mexicanos Bethlemitas will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, explore the ancient world of Sitio Arqueologico de Chapultepec, take a stroll through Coyoacan, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Oaxaca to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in April, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Museo Soumaya ©
Museo Soumaya
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and Zona Romantica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Old Vallarta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, and look for gifts at Paradise Plaza Shopping Center Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta road trip site.

Fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Puerto Vallarta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Kayaking & Canoeing, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Swim with Dolphins

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Historia Natural and 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Shark Diving. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose, Old Town Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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