25 days in Mexico Itinerary

25 days in Mexico Itinerary

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25 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  5​h
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bogota

4
nights
Cancun

Cancun ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Shark Diving. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Puerto Morelos (Parroquia Catolica de San Jose & Croco Cun Zoo) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Marlin, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica El Meco, stroll through Xcacel Beach, and stroll around arte Garden.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cancun online travel planner .

Bogota, Colombia to Cancun is an approximately 5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota in December, you will find days in Cancun are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Zona Arqueológica El Meco, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Shark Diving
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB ©
IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB

5
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Ek Balam and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Mayan Beach and La Playa Xpuha. Change things up with a short trip to Cenote Zaci in Valladolid (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Santa Cruz, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Ecologico Akumal, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Akumal, Cenote Zaci, Ek Balam, La Playa Xpuha
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Climbing Tours
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz

4
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.
Visit Playa El Cielo and Playa de San Martin for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mayan Cacao Company and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Chen Rio, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Church (Iglesia de San Miguel), get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. December in Cozumel sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Chen Rio ©
Playa Chen Rio
El Mirador ©
El Mirador

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Maria Beach and Bay of Cabo San Lucas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to Todos Santos (Playa Los Cerritos & Tortugueros Las Playitas) and San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose & Galeria Desertica). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Divorce beach, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pelican Rock.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos
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Shark Diving
Bay of Cabo San Lucas ©
Bay of Cabo San Lucas
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Las Animas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa De Los Muertos and Swim with Dolphins. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, take a stroll through Olas Altas, stop by Pages in the Sun, and don't miss a visit to El Centro.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta road trip planning app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Playa Las Animas, Playa De Los Muertos
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Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Trick Eye and Paso de Cortes. Get a sense of the local culture at Zona Arqueologica Teotenango and Tlalpan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Catedral de Toluca (in Toluca), Teotihuacan Pyramids (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Ex Convent of Acolman (in Acolman). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Square of the Three Cultures, wander the streets of Colonia Roma, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Sitio Teotihuacan, and examine the collection at Museo Antiguo Palacio de Iturbide.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mexico City sightseeing site .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Teotihuacan Pyramids, Catedral de Toluca, Zona Arqueologica Teotenango, Paso de Cortes, Colonia Roma
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Square of the Three Cultures ©
Square of the Three Cultures
Teotihuacan Pyramids ©
Teotihuacan Pyramids
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman

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