32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mahahual
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Taxi to Playa Tortugas, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Fly to Puerto Vallarta
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel

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Cozumel

— 3 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Wall. Get some cultural insight at The Mayan Cacao Company and San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, and head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cozumel. In January, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Escape the urban bustle at Paradise Beach and Mayan Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Off-Road Tours (in Playa del Carmen). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip maker website.

You can 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 January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Mahahual

— 2 nights
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 2nd (Tue), kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach and then gear up at Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahahual Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mahahual day trip planning site.

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mahahual to Chichen Itza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chichen Itza, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Isla Mujeres

— 1 night
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
On the 5th (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Isla Mujeres day trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chichen Itza in February, things will get slightly colder in Isla Mujeres: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Visiting Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Marietas Islands will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Dante.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta road trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Vallarta in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Isla Mujeres to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Isla Mujeres in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Cabo San Lucas

— 5 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Cabo San Lucas with an excursion to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria Beach, ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. February in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

La Paz

— 3 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Balandra Beach and Archipielago Revillagigedo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Malecon. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Caktu Souvenirs.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the La Paz day trip tool.

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in La Paz when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in February, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Chapultepec Castle and Zocalo will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City road trip planning website.

You can fly from La Paz to Mexico City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from La Paz in February: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Oaxaca

— 3 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monte Alban and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Get some cultural insight at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Basilica de la Soledad. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Mercado Benito Juárez, examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, and trek along Coyote Aventuras.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.