32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Guadalajara
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Tulum
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
8
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Guadalajara

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online attractions planner.

Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Guadalajara, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Santa Maria Beach. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, and view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas online holiday maker.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

2
nights
La Paz

La Paz ©
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Malecon, kick back and relax at Balandra Beach, and then get outside with HarkerBoard co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip tool.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in La Paz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Malecon
Malecon

2
nights
Mazatlan

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the striking features of Mazatlan Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Machado, and then make a trip to Malecon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then take in the exciting artwork at Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mazatlan visit planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Mazatlan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palacio de Bellas Artes and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). 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 much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, and make a trip to Zocalo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mexico City travel route builder app.

You can fly from Mazatlan to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Mexico City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mazatlan in December, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Cancun

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 Croco Cun Zoo and Playa Delfines. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, Punta Sur, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Cancun trip builder tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Cancun by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cancun due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo
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Croco Cun Zoo ©
Croco Cun Zoo
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Gran Cenote. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Off-Road Tours) and Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Paradise Beach, and look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tulum journey planning app.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Ek Balam
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Amazing Cozumel Race and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palancar Reef, head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and find something for the whole family at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, and then delve into the distant past at Monte Alban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Oaxaca Brewing Company and then don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca holiday tool.

Getting from Cozumel to Oaxaca by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in January, Oaxaca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

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