32 days in Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

32 days in Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

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32 days in Mexico & Cuba Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Tulum, Mexico
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cozumel, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Perth, Australia


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5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Mexico City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Perth to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in February: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Walking tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
Havana, Cuba

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Havana trip builder tool .

You can fly from Mexico City to Havana in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Havana is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

4
nights
Cayo Largo, Cuba

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
Step out of Cayo Largo with an excursion to Valle de Vinales in Vinales--about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo attractions planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Havana in February since evenings lows in Cayo Largo dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Pigs, Valle de Vinales
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

5
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man & Chichen Itza), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and explore the activities along Casa Cenote.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cayo Largo to Tulum takes 6.5 hours. February in Tulum sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Cozumel, Mexico

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, look for gifts at Sergio's Silver from Taxco, and find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel vacation app .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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 in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta attractions planner .

Fly from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

3
nights
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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, nightlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Playa del Amor, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip builder .

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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
Fishing Charters & Tours
Swim with Dolphins

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