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
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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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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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. Other options are to drive; or 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

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, make a trip to Tule Tree, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca journey planner.

You can fly from Tulum to Oaxaca in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tulum in December, Oaxaca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:

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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

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:

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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 Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Art in Amber (in Bucerias). 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

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:

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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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip maker tool.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. January in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.

Los Cabos travel guide

4.3
Swim with Dolphins · Fishing Charters & Tours · Geologic Formations
Land's End
A place of striking contrasts, Los Cabos provides easy access to diverse landscapes that include picturesque coastlines, mountains, and deserts. Known as "Land's End" because of its location at the southern tip of Baja California, this ultimate seaside retreat offers over 350 annual days of sunshine and a sandy shore that extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Cortes. Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo remain the most popular places to visit in Los Cabos, offering a good blend of outdoor activities and nighttime entertainment. Between those two towns lies the so-called "Corridor," a stretch of coastline where all-inclusive resorts and trendy hotels ensure rewarding holidays in Los Cabos for every type of tourist.