10 days in North America Itinerary

10 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Bus to Merida, Fly to Cabo San Lucas
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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun online trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Cancun is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Cancun. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Cabo San Lucas

— 2 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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas holiday planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Cabo San Lucas takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Chichen Itza to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Guadalajara

— 2 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Diente. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, then examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Sacred Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guadalajara holiday app.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Guadalajara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in July: high temperatures in Guadalajara hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips