18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
4
La Paz
— 1 night
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
7
Mexico City
— 2 nights

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.
Visiting Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Columbia Reef. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel road trip app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Cozumel is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Cozumel is minus 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take advantage of the amenities at Maya Chan Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mahahual online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in July: highs in Mahahual hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
La Paz

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Balandra Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read La Paz tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mahahual to La Paz takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mahahual to La Paz. Traveling from Mahahual in July, you will find days in La Paz are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Church of Saint Luke. There's still lots to do: stroll through Santa Maria Beach, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas travel route website.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from La Paz in July: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo Casa Tequilera, stroll through Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ro'Wo Galeria.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Museo Casa Tequilera, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by La Plateria del Mercado, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary 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 July, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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