17 days in Mexico Itinerary

17 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Veracruz
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Puerto Escondido
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Acapulco
— 3 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
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Cancun
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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Shop till you drop at Balam Art On Feathers and Sfer Ik Tulum. Visit Paradise Beach and Tulum Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Chichen Itza (The Ossuary, Chichen Itza, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Akumal Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Amore Latino Tulum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary builder tool.

Paris, France to Tulum is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Tulum, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Tulum to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Veracruz.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Veracruz

— 1 night
Veracruz, officially known as Heroica Veracruz, is a major port city and municipality on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of San Juan de Ulua, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the City, and then stroll through Costa Esmeralda.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Veracruz visit planner.

Fly from Tulum to Veracruz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Veracruz

Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Puerto Escondido

— 1 night
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela and then stroll through Playa Bacocho.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Escondido trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Veracruz to Puerto Escondido in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Acapulco.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Acapulco

— 3 nights
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Relax by the water at Barra Vieja Beach and Playa Pie de la Cuesta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fuerte De San Diego and Punta Diamante. There's more to do: stroll through Playa Revolcadero.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Acapulco trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Escondido to Acapulco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Escondido in May: highs in Acapulco hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Acapulco

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

San Miguel de Allende

— 3 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Head to Fabrica La Aurora and Mr Posterfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and El Jardin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Casa Michoacana, shop like a local with Photographic Gallery SMA, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Abrazos San Miguel.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Acapulco to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Acapulco in May, with highs in San Miguel de Allende at 36°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

Cancun

— 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and Capilla de Guadalupe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres & Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun online tour builder.

Fly from San Miguel de Allende to Cancun in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Zipline
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.

Oaxaca travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · History Museums
Despite its favorable coastal location on the Pacific, Oaxaca remains one of Mexico's least-developed states, visited mostly by die-hard fans of traditional cuisine and Mexico's native artistic traditions. Warm year-round weather ensures a pleasant Oaxaca holiday no matter when you visit, with the area's varied landscapes providing plenty of chances for outdoor activities. Dense forests burst with abundant plant and animal life, while rugged mountains hide a slew of sleepy indigenous communities untouched by modern developments and commercial tourism. Allowing visitors to discover the less-traveled side of Mexico, comprehensive tours of Oaxaca often include visits to secluded beaches and history-soaked sites from the pre-Hispanic period.