7 days in Mexico Itinerary

7 days in Mexico Itinerary

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7 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Jamaica
Fly:  15​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Oaxaca
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Tulum
— 1 day
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Kingston, Jamaica

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa del Amor and Chileno Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Whimsical Cabo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Jonathan Sanchez Jewelry, Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Caboholic Store & Activity Center.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas holiday planner .

Kingston, Jamaica to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. October in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Alban.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip planner .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in October since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

1
day
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the activities along Grand Cenote, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by La Llorona.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulum road trip planning website .

Getting from Oaxaca to Tulum by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, Tulum is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Isla Mujeres are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites Shopping
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres ©
Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres

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