12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  17 h
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Tulum
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: London

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, and then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online tour planner.

London, UK to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Puerto Vallarta. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Chapultepec Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio de Bellas Artes and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mexico City, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

1
night
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you will find days in Oaxaca are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ek Balam and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Tulum Archaeological Site and The Mayan Cacao Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Casa de los Venados (in Valladolid), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip planning website.

Fly from Oaxaca to Tulum in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oaxaca in April: highs in Tulum hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cozumel, Casa de los Venados, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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