32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
3
La Paz
— 2 nights
4
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
6
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
8
Tulum
— 5 nights
9
Cancun
— 4 nights
10
Uxmal
— 1 night

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online trip maker.

Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Guadalajara in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

4
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 Spas and Playa del Amor. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas day trip planning app.

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 (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In November in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Spas

2
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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.
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Caktu Souvenirs, and then head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then make a trip to Malecon.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in La Paz, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Malecon
Malecon

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and El Faro Lighthouse. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Machado, visit Old Mazatlan, view the masterpieces at Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte, and stroll through Playa Olas Altas.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mazatlan trip maker.

Getting from La Paz to Mazatlan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November in Mazatlan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Zipline
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Malecon ©
Malecon

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palacio de Bellas Artes and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip website.

Traveling by flight from Mazatlan to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in December, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, thensee the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Hierve el Agua and then don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Oaxaca hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums
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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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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 Paradise Beach Cozumel. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cozumel attractions planning app.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Cozumel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Cozumel. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel

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 Paradise Beach. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Off-Road Tours). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum day trip app.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Cancun.

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Sur and Mayan Museum of Cancun. When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Guadalupe Chapel in Isla Mujeres, approximately Isla Mujeres away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica, and buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cancun itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
On the 21st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Kabah, head outdoors with Mirador de Muna, and then explore the ancient world of Uxmal.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uxmal online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Uxmal. Traveling from Cancun in December, you will find days in Uxmal are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kabah, Mirador de Muna
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Mirador de Muna ©
Mirador de Muna

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