29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner

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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Frank Arnold Gallery. Visiting El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Chileno Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, Free Tour Cabo & Other Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary app.

Bucharest, Romania to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Bucharest to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Bucharest in December: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 29°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
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 Zona Romantica and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Dante and OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, shop like a local with Galeria Caballito de Mar, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Colectika, and enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip planning app.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Casa Michoacana, then explore the galleries of Fabrica La Aurora, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, view the masterpieces at Arte Divino, shop like a local with Mr Poster, shop like a local with Galeria Nepantla, then get a taste of the local shopping with Josefina Membrila Fine Art, and finally view the masterpieces at Photographic Gallery SMA.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, things will get slightly colder in San Miguel de Allende: highs are around 27°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Get some historical perspective at Zocalo and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Teotihuacan Pyramids). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City route builder site.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club. Head to Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art and I Love Mexicofor some retail therapy. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary website.

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel. When traveling from Mexico City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cozumel, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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.
Tulum Archaeological Site and Tulum Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Balam Art On Feathers and Sfer Ik Tulum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man, Chichen Itza, &more), Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, stop by Amore Latino Tulum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tulum day trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Cancun

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Isla Shopping Village and Swim with Dolphins. Shop till you drop at Kukulcan Plaza and Plaza Las Americas. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online trip builder.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Cancun, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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.