16 days in Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Train + Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Nuevo Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Shuttle + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 30 min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Budapest

2
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa del Amor and Divorce beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Whimsical Cabo. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, look for gifts at Ayla, go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online holiday planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Cabo San Lucas is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in June: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

1
night
Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta ©
A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
On the 1st (Sun), kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and finally step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuevo Vallarta trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Nuevo Vallarta in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Nuevo Vallarta. July in Nuevo Vallarta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then steep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca online route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nuevo Vallarta to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nuevo Vallarta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oaxaca, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez

1
night
Isla Mujeres

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, cool off at Garrafon Natural Reef Park, and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Isla Mujeres, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

3
nights
Tulum

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 Climbing Tours and Grand Cenote. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Yal-ku Lagoon in Akumal, about 38 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Yal-ku Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Columbia Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Rosa Wall and Paradise Beach. There's more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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