18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  27 h
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Perth

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and finally view the masterpieces at Ambarte. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder.

Perth, Australia to Mexico City is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Perth to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, expect Mexico City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palancar Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, stroll through Columbia Reef, head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel visit planning site.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect Cozumel to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Gran Cenote. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and stroll through Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip app.

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In June in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Cancun

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Playa Delfines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Punta Sur and La Isla Shopping Village. Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon & Isla Brewing Company). There's more to do: examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
On the 3rd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, then make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

Plan my Puerto Vallarta trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Maria Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

Similar Plans

22 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Mexico & Cayo Levantado BY A USER FROM ITALY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Mexico & Punta Cana BY A USER FROM ITALY June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Mexico, Guatemala & Cuba BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Colombia, Bolivia & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
See more plans