39 days in Mexico Itinerary

39 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary planner

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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Del Bajío International Airport, Drive to Leon
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Leon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cancun
— 7 nights
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Guadalajara
— 8 nights
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— 6 nights
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Leon

— 5 nights
León is the most populous city and municipality in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Change things up with these side-trips from Leon: Guanajuato (Walking tours, Jardin de la Union, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, pause for some photo ops at Arco Triunfal de la Calzada de los Heroes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica De Nuestra Madre Santisima De La Luz, and buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Comercial Altacia.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leon holiday builder tool.

San Jose, USA to Leon is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Leon is 2 hours. When traveling from San Jose in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Leon, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Tulum on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Two Eyes Cenote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tulum driving holiday planner.

Drive from Leon to Tulum in 22 hours. Traveling from Leon to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tulum when traveling from Leon in February, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry, stroll through Palancar Reef, and head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cozumel online vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Spend the 11th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, and Head underground at Rio Secreto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

Cancun

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun route builder site.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Cancun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Cancun sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:

Guadalajara

— 8 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Explore Guadalajara's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueologica Teuchitlan o Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan), Andares Centro Comercial (in Zapopan) and Tequila (Destileria La Rojena & Distillery Tours). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, hunt for treasures at Mercado Libertad, stroll around Bosque Los Colomos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cancun to Guadalajara by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Guadalajara when traveling from Cancun in February, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 28:

Puerto Vallarta

— 6 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Guadalajara in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta, with lows around 63°F. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 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.