43 days in Mexico Itinerary

43 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner

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Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Bacalar
— 1 night
Drive
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly to Tampico, Taxi to Ciudad Valles
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Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
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Cancun

— 5 nights
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.
Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip maker tool.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Cancun are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:

Cozumel

— 5 nights
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, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, laugh and play at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chankanaab Reef, and head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Tulum

— 6 nights
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: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Playa del Carmen (Zipline, Skydiving, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

Before you visit Tulum, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 16:

Bacalar

— 1 night
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar travel route planning tool.

You can take a shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in July: highs in Bacalar hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Bacalar

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

Plan a Chichen Itza trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Bacalar to Chichen Itza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

San Miguel de Allende

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of San Miguel de Allende to go to Guanajuato and see Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende online holiday builder.

You can fly from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Chichen Itza in July, plan for little chillier days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Puerto Vallarta

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Muertos Beach, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, and get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:

Cabo San Lucas

— 6 nights
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.
Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas online trip builder.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
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 still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in August, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Ciudad Valles

— 2 nights
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Tamtoc Archaeological Site and then take in the dramatic scenery at Huasteca Potosina.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ciudad Valles trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mexico City to Ciudad Valles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.