21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour planner

Make it your trip
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mahahual
— 1 night
Bus to Chetumal Terminal Autobuses Caribe, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 1 night
Bus to San Jose Cabo, Fly to Prague

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Cozumel

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Wall, and get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cozumel, use our trip itinerary maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Cozumel is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Prague to Cozumel. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in January, with highs in Cozumel at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Cancun

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Alma Libre Bookstore, then stroll through National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cancun road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Cancun sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:

Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Puerto Aventuras--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Mayan Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum online trip builder.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Tulum, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Mahahual

— 1 night
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 3rd (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahahual Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mahahual trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mahahual, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Bosque de Chapultepec. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Coyoacan. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), look for gifts at La Plateria del Mercado, and delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mahahual to Mexico City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Mahahual, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 7th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Puerto Vallarta. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 nights
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.
Visit Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Church of Saint Luke. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Divorce beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas road trip planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

La Paz

— 1 night
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Balandra Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Paz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in La Paz, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.