11 days in Mexico Itinerary

11 days in Mexico Itinerary

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11 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 15 min
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Chileno Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas road trip planning site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Cabo San Lucas is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Juan in April: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, then look for gifts at Alfareria Tlaquepague, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
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Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Swim with Dolphins
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca trip builder app .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, then Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aktun Chen. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to Tulum takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oaxaca in April, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Tulum: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Akumal
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Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Submarine Tours. Visiting Palancar Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Columbia Reef, take in the exciting artwork at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, and explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cozumel journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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