30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
2
La Paz
— 3 nights
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
4
Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
5
Cozumel
— 5 nights
6
Tulum
— 5 nights
7
Cancun
— 5 nights

5
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.
Relax by the water at Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose & Plaza Mijares). There's much more to do: stroll through Santa Maria Beach, look for gifts at Tequila Town, head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip maker website.

Vancouver, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

3
nights
La Paz

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Balandra Beach and Isla Espiritu Santo. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach) will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kiosco del Malecon and take a stroll around Centro Cultural La Paz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our La Paz journey builder.

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in September, expect nights in La Paz to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta (Nuevo Vallarta Beach & Grand Odyssey Casino). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, stop by Carol's Boutique, and browse the different shops at La Isla Puerto Vallarta.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online journey planner.

You can fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from La Paz in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Puerto Vallarta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Marietas Islands
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

2
nights
Ciudad Valles

Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. On the 14th (Mon), ponder the design of El Jardin Hidalgo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Huasteca Potosina.

Start your trip to Ciudad Valles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Vallarta to Ciudad Valles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Huasteca Potosina ©
Huasteca Potosina
El Jardin Hidalgo ©
El Jardin Hidalgo

5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like BALAM Art Painted on Feathers and Planetario de Cozumel Cha'an Ka'an. Get in touch with nature at Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, explore the striking landscape at Columbia Reef, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Coral Reefs Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ciudad Valles to Cozumel takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

5
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Skydiving. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ek Balam and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Little Bali (in Playa del Carmen), Aktun Chen (in Akumal) and Valladolid (Palacio Municipal & Iglesia de la Candelaria). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Paradise Beach, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Valladolid, Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen, Ek Balam
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Climbing Tours

5
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.
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Zona Arqueologica El Rey will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Mayan Museum of Cancun. Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Playa Lancheros & Punta Sur) and Zipline (in Puerto Morelos). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, explore the ancient world of Scorpion’s Temple, and examine the collection at Cancun Wax Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Zipline
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Shark Diving
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

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