24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Train + Fly:  21 h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Budapest

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Playa del Amor. Get some historical perspective at Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas travel route planning site .

Budapest, Hungary to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Parroquia San Jose
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Shark Diving
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
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.
Visiting Balandra Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balandra Beach and Playa Migrino. There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz attractions tool .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in La Paz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Balandra Beach, Playa Migrino
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Vallarta and Paradise Church are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Swim with Dolphins. Change things up with a short trip to Nuevo Vallarta Beach in Nuevo Vallarta (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. Traveling from La Paz in November, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Marietas Islands
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ek Balam and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Chichen Itza. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres), Tulum (Cenotes Sac Actun, MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, & more) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen day trip planner .

You can fly from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Playa del Carmen: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tulum, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ek Balam, Aktun Chen
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Corpus Christi and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cozumel visit planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 2 hours. November in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

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