37 days in Mexico Itinerary

37 days in Mexico Itinerary

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37 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h
2
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Puebla
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Palenque
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7​h 15​min
8
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
9
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas driving holiday planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Cabo San Lucas. In February, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery ©
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas, enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in February, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Mazatlan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, head off the coast to Los Arcos, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the masterpieces at Galeria Colectika.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mazatlan in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens

4
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 Queretaro City (Museo de Arte Sacro & Convento de Santa Clara) and Alhondiga de Granaditas (in Guanajuato). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February, San Miguel de Allende is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Alhondiga de Granaditas
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City vacation planning website .

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. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in March, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puebla tour itinerary site .

Take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In March in Puebla, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Tonantzintla
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla

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: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque, admire the sheer force of La Asuncion, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Palenque travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Chichen Itza is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Tulum is slightly colder than Chichen Itza - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. March in Cozumel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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