35 days in Mexico Itinerary

35 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Oaxaca
— 4 nights
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more) and Cancun (Playa Delfines & La Isla Shopping Village). Spend the 6th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, take in the exciting artwork at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen online route maker.

London, UK to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Side Trips

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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip builder site.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. December in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Spas

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Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, make a trip to Tule Tree, and examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C..

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tulum to Oaxaca takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tulum in December, Oaxaca is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Side Trip

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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

7
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

6
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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.
Explore Puerto Vallarta's surroundings by going to Art in Amber (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, head outdoors with Skydive Vallarta, admire the masterpieces at 4D Art Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in December, expect Puerto Vallarta to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Skydive Vallarta ©
Skydive Vallarta
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Bonanza Horseback Riding, Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, cast your line with a fishing tour, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. January in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery ©
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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