26 days in Mexico Itinerary

26 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico attractions planner
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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
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Valle de Guadalupe
— 2 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Cancun — 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas. Get outdoors at La Isla Shopping Village and Moon Palace Golf Course. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, look for gifts at Tattoo Studio Henna, and steep yourself in history at Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cancun trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cancun is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary site.

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 September in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Tulum.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Tulum — 5 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paradise Beach and Caleta Tankha Beach. Get outdoors at Akumal Beach and Gran Cenote. Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba) and Playacar Golf Club (in Playa del Carmen). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pescadores, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mayan Beach, and see the interesting displays at Mystika Immersive.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan Teotihuacan.
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San Juan Teotihuacan — 2 nights

Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 3rd (Mon), get outside with Flying Pictures Mexico and then delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan online trip builder.

You can fly from Tulum to San Juan Teotihuacan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to San Juan Teotihuacan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 4 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zocalo and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mazatlan.
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Mazatlan — 2 nights

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Playa Olas Altas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Gaviotas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then wander the streets of Old Mazatlan, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Mazatlan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip planning site.

Getting from Mexico City to Mazatlan by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Mazatlan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect Mazatlan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Valle de Guadalupe.
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Valle de Guadalupe — 2 nights

Valle de Guadalupe, or Francisco Zarco is a village located in the Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, 20 km north of the city of Ensenada. On the 11th (Tue), do a tasting at Bodegas de Santo Tomas and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at L.A. Cetto Boutique Valle de Guadalupe, then learn about winemaking at Xecue Vinicola, and then learn about winemaking at Cava Maciel.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Valle de Guadalupe trip tool.

Fly from Mazatlan to Valle de Guadalupe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Valle de Guadalupe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in October, expect nights in Valle de Guadalupe to be colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas — 4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor. Visiting El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Tours R Fun will get you outdoors. 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 still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke and look for gifts at Santos Destilados.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas road trip app.

You can fly from Valle de Guadalupe to Cabo San Lucas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valle de Guadalupe to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in October, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Mexico travel guide

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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.
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