27 days in Mexico Itinerary

27 days in Mexico Itinerary

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27 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kharkiv
bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Valle de Guadalupe
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Acapulco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Kharkiv

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa del Amor and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Divorce beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kharkiv to Cabo San Lucas is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kharkiv in August, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Valle de Guadalupe.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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nights
Valle de Guadalupe

Valle de Guadalupe ©
Valle de Guadalupe, or Francisco Zarco is a village located in the Ensenada Municipality, Baja California, Mexico, 20 km north of the city of Ensenada. Valle de Guadalupe is known for wineries, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Xecue Vinicola.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Valle de Guadalupe trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cabo San Lucas to Valle de Guadalupe. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Valle de Guadalupe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in September, plan for colder nights in Valle de Guadalupe, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Valle de Guadalupe

Wineries

Side Trip

Ensenada
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Xecue Vinicola ©
Xecue Vinicola
Casa Magoni ©
Casa Magoni
El Corcho Rosa Wine Bar ©
El Corcho Rosa Wine Bar

2
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Las Gaviotas and Playa Olas Altas. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Mazatlan, take in the exciting artwork at Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and look for gifts at Onilikan.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mazatlan trip app .

Explore your travel options from Valle de Guadalupe to Mazatlan with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Valle de Guadalupe in September, expect much warmer with lows of 27°C in Mazatlan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan
Stone Island (Isla de las Piedras) ©

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Mazatlan to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mazatlan to Mexico City is 1 hour. In September, Mexico City is slightly colder than Mazatlan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Relax by the water at Playa Pie de la Cuesta and Barra Vieja Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Punta Diamante, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Revolcadero, stroll through Barra de Coyuca, and admire the striking features of Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Acapulco travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Acapulco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Acapulco: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Acapulco

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Pie de la Cuesta ©
Playa Pie de la Cuesta
Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man & Chichen Itza), Xcaret Park (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Acapulco to Tulum takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Acapulco to Tulum. Traveling from Acapulco in September, you will find days in Tulum are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Spas

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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.
Relax by the water at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Spas, Guadalupe Chapel, & more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, and tee off at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cancun road trip planner.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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