33 days in Mexico Itinerary

33 days in Mexico Itinerary

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33 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  21​h
1
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Tapachula
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
Palenque
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Cancun
— 5 nights
6
Tulum
— 7 nights
7
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane


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7
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City sightseeing planning website .

Brisbane, Australia to Mexico City is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, Mexico City is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tapachula.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Tapachula

Tapachula ©
Tapachula de Córdova y Ordóñez, simply known as Tapachula, is a city and municipality located in the far southwest of the state of Chiapas in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border and the Pacific Ocean. Step out of Tapachula to go to Union Juarez and see Volcan Tacana, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Puerto Madero, explore the ancient world of Izapa Ruins, walk around Miguel Hidalgo Central Park, and examine the collection at Planetary Cobach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tapachula vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Tapachula. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Tapachula, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off toPalenque.

Things to do in Tapachula

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volcan Tacana
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Volcan Tacana ©
Volcan Tacana
Izapa Ruins ©
Izapa Ruins
Miguel Hidalgo Central Park ©
Miguel Hidalgo Central Park

1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aluxes Palenque, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and finally admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Palenque vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tapachula to Palenque takes 10 hours. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita) and Bucerias (A Broken Art & Jan Marie Bourtique Gallery). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary site .

Getting from Palenque to Puerto Vallarta by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. October in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bucerias, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
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Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through Av Kukulkan, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cancun by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Cancun sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tulum vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Tulum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Chichen Itza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Yokdzonot, Dzibichaltun
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

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