29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

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Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly to Culiacan, Bus to Mazatlan
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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Cactus Gallery, and explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas travel itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 29°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Mazatlan

— 2 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Mazatlan, then stroll through Playa Las Gaviotas, and then don't miss a visit to Malecon de Mazatlan. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Olas Altas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Mazatlan.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Mazatlan: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Puerto Vallarta

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get outside with Bahía de Banderas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mazatlan in December since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, gain insight at Sazon, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December: high temperatures in San Miguel de Allende hover around 27°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Fun & Games · Classes · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Chankanaab Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cozumel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cozumel, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza vacation website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Cozumel in January, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Rio Secreto & Xcaret). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

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Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:

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.