12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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12 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  18​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  13​h
End: Buenos Aires

3
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.
Attractions like Playa del Amor and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Chileno Beach and Medano Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and look for gifts at Ayla.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas travel itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Cabo San Lucas is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Amazing Cozumel Race and Clear Lounge Cozumel. Family-friendly places like Palancar Reef and Paradise Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stop by Chocolateria Isla Bella.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel online route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in August since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours
Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Paraiso. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Cenote.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tulum online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

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