37 days in Mexico Itinerary

37 days in Mexico Itinerary

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37 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cozumel
1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Palenque
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Temozon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Tulum
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
11
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Cozumel

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Palancar Reef. Get some cultural insight at The Mayan Cacao Company and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cozumel. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Andador de Macedonia Alcala. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, don't miss a visit to Tule Tree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cozumel in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tule Tree
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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.
Get some cultural insight at Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Los Cerritos and Bay of Cabo San Lucas. Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Chileno Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas route planner .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Oaxaca in July, plan for much warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Playa Los Cerritos
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, take a leisurely stroll along Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach), and then stop by Galeria Casa Parra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Malecon.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go 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. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in La Paz, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Los Muertos Beach. Old Vallarta and Abdallahy 4D are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Playa Las Animas in Cabo Corrientes--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Ro'Wo Galeria, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta journey builder site .

You can fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta. Traveling from La Paz in July, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Playa Las Animas, Marietas Islands
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

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nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Paseo de la Reforma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and make a trip to Zocalo.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City trip maker website .

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©

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nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Agua Azul Waterfalls. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier" and Iglesia Santo Domingo. Take a break from Palenque with a short trip to Playas de Catazaja in Catazaja, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque, examine the collection at Museo Del Textil, and admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Palenque trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Playas de Catazaja
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Playas de Catazaja ©
Playas de Catazaja

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): head outdoors with Mirador de Muna, then delve into the distant past at Kabah, then examine the collection at Choco Story, and finally delve into the distant past at Uxmal.

Plan a trip to Uxmal easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Palenque to Uxmal by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Uxmal is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Temozon.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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Temozon

Temozon ©
Temozón Municipality is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ek Balam and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ek Balam and Cenote Hubiku. Venture out of the city with trips to Chichen Itza (Chichen Itza & Cenote Ik kil). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xux Ha.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Temozon trip builder .

Traveling by car from Uxmal to Temozon takes 3 hours. Traveling from Uxmal in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Temozon, with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Temozon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Playa Xpuha and Paradise Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 3D Museum of Wonders and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, shop like a local with Balam Art On Feathers, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Temozon to Tulum in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Temozon in August, with highs in Tulum at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal Beach, La Playa Xpuha, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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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 17th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN, kick back and relax at Playa Norte, and then catch some excitement at Isla Mujeres Trips.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres day trip planner .

Getting from Tulum to Isla Mujeres by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ©
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN

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