31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Palenque
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
7
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Tulum
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

4
nights
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Sergio's Silver from Taxco, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm.

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Nassau, Bahamas to Cozumel is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nassau in July: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

4
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cabo San Lucas when traveling from Cozumel in July, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, head off the coast to Los Arcos, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanajuato (Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Alhondiga de Granaditas, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, and don't miss a visit to El Jardin.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, plan for little chillier days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 32°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Guanajuato
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Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: San Juan Teotihuacan (Palacio de Tepantitla, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City online travel route planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palenque tour builder website.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes

3
nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, contemplate the long history of El Rey Archaeological Zone, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun travel route planner.

Getting from Palenque to Cancun by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Cancun is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza tour builder app.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

5
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
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: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Xcaret, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, head outdoors with Ana y Jose Beach Club, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, and look for gifts at LassaH Ethnic Design Made with Love.

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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 July, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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