22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

3
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, adventure, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone, and kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cancun route planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Cancun. Traveling from Porto Alegre in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at Dzibichaltun.

Plan trip to Chichen Itza with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Chichen Itza. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

4
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: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, stop by MexicArte, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tulum day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tulum, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cozumel road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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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

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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip builder website .

You can fly from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Zipline
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands

5
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, expect nights in Mexico City to be cooler, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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