34 days in Mexico Itinerary

34 days in Mexico Itinerary

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34 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  23​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
4
Mexico City
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Puebla
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Palenque
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Tulum
— 3 nights
9
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
10
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dubai to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Shark Diving
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Art in Amber (in Bucerias). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, push the limits with an extreme tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and view the masterpieces at Abdallahy 4D.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta tour planner .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In May in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marietas Islands, Art in Amber
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, look for gifts at Colors, and make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Miguel de Allende when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, walk around Bosque de Chapultepec, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla, look for gifts at La monarca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), then examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Zocalo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puebla trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In May in Puebla, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and don't miss a visit to Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Palenque online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

3
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, adventure, beaches, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cozumel takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Cozumel is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

3
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 find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Xcaret Park (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Mon) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In June in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Xcaret Park
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally delve into the distant past at The Ossuary. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Dzibichaltun
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken

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 out of Cancun with an excursion to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get in on the family fun at Selvatica, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stop by Plaza Las Americas.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cancun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Punta Sur
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Selvatica ©
Selvatica
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

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