24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
2
Tulum
— 4 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
4
Palenque
— 2 nights
5
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
6
Mexico City
— 3 nights
7
Puebla
— 2 nights
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights

2
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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and tee off at Cozumel Country Club.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel online holiday planner.

Portland, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in November, expect Cozumel to be warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, Head underground at Cenote Car Wash, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza holiday planner.

Drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in December, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, thenadmire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Palenque attractions planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chichen Itza to Palenque in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chichen Itza to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

2
nights
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 8th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, take a spin around town with Coyote Aventuras, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, stop by El Nahual, thensee the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Oaxaca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

3
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City travel website.

Fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Oaxaca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Museo Viviente, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tonantzintla, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puebla using our trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Puebla are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Puebla

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Tonantzintla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
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Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala ©

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, head off the coast to Los Arcos, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puebla in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

3
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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, and see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas travel route planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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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

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