13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
2
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
4
Tulum
— 3 nights
5
Cancun
— 2 nights

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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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 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum, explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Arte de Oaxaca. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, Oaxaca is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · 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

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Cozumel

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.
Get outdoors at Paradise Beach Cozumel and The Money Bar Beach Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, view the masterpieces at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, and stop by Gallery Azul.

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You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Oaxaca to Cozumel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, Cozumel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paradise Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. 3D Museum of Wonders and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

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Getting from Cozumel to Tulum by combination of ferry and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Tulum sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

3D Museum of Wonders, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

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Cancun

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.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cancun trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

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