41 days in Mexico Itinerary

41 days in Mexico Itinerary

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41 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
4
Cancun
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
5
Palenque
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Puebla
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Mexico City
— 5 nights
8
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  19​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cozumel is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Cozumel, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Cozumel is warmer than Ljubljana - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors 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

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 Park & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Gran Cenote, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tulum fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Tulum, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichen Itza: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Ecopark Xtut (in Temozon) and Valladolid (Zazil Tunich, Choco-Story Valladolid, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

Plan a trip to Chichen Itza easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Chichen Itza. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ecopark Xtut, Ek Balam, Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte & Punta Sur). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, stop by Plaza Las Americas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, and play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cancun road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, plan for little chillier nights in Cancun, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok ©
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

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, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of La Asuncion, examine the collection at Museo Del Textil, and get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Palenque holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cancun to Palenque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Murals of the Government Palace (in Tlaxcala), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, look for all kinds of wild species at Museo Viviente, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de las Cactaceas, and browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip maker app .

Getting from Palenque to Puebla by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City route site .

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

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

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.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (Alhondiga de Granaditas & Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato) and Queretaro City (Room Escape Games & Convento de Santa Clara). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, look for gifts at Colors, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, and see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Queretaro City
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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
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: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Splash of Glass (in Bucerias). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Tours, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Splash of Glass, Marietas Islands
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and stroll through Medano Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas holiday planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. February in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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