19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Oaxaca
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Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
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Cancun

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, then stroll through Playa Delfines, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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

Barcelona, Spain to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Barcelona to Cancun. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Cancun reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

Valladolid

— 1 night

Sultana of the East

One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, then explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Zaci, and finally Head underground at Cenote Xkeken.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Valladolid driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cancun to Valladolid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Valladolid is somewhat warmer than Cancun - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Mahahual

— 1 night
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Costa Maya Port, stop by Zona de Buceo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mahahual road trip site.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Mahahual takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Valladolid in March since evenings lows in Mahahual dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

Tulum

— 2 nights
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 4th (Wed): stroll through Paradise Beach and then cool off at La Playa Xpuha. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, then explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mahahual, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Cozumel

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palancar Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do your shopping at Puerta Maya and BALAM Art Painted on Feathers. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Santa Rosa Wall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Oaxaca

— 1 night
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 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Palacio-Espacio de la Diversidad, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oaxaca trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cozumel to Oaxaca by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cozumel in March: highs in Oaxaca hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
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 10th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, then take in nature's colorful creations at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Carol's Boutique.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oaxaca in March: highs in Puerto Vallarta hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

La Paz

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kiosco del Malecon, then step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Diaz Castro Galeria, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll around Centro Cultural La Paz, then make a trip to Malecon, then stroll through Balandra Beach, and finally get outside with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our La Paz day trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, expect nights in La Paz to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Maria Beach and Playa Los Cerritos. Head to Mercado Municipal and La Sacristia Art & Historyfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Plaza Mijares about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Tequila Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas day trip app.

Drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from La Paz, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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.