19 days in Mexico Itinerary

19 days in Mexico Itinerary

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19 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Valladolid
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
La Paz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, then see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Croco Cun Zoo, then delve into the distant past at El Rey Archaeological Zone, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cancun road trip app.

Barcelona, Spain to Cancun is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Cancun, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Cancun reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Spas

1
night
Valladolid

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Zaci, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Valladolid road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cancun in March, with highs in Valladolid at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados
Cenote Zaci ©
Cenote Zaci
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena ©

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): take in the waterfront activity at Costa Maya Port, look for gifts at Zona de Buceo, then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mahahual road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Valladolid to Mahahual takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mahahual when traveling from Valladolid in March, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona de Buceo ©
Zona de Buceo
Costa Maya Port ©
Costa Maya Port

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach and then stroll through La Playa Xpuha. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mayan Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Tulum online trip builder.

Getting from Mahahual to Tulum by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Mahahual, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

La Playa Xpuha
Highlights from your plan
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Columbia Reef. Head to Puerta Maya and BALAM Art Painted on Feathersfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: stroll through Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel road trip app.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, then explore the galleries of Museo del Palacio-Espacio de la Diversidad, and finally delve into the distant past at Monte Alban.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Oaxaca online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cozumel in March, you will find days in Oaxaca are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Nuevo Vallarta Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, then head off the coast to Los Arcos, then take in nature's colorful creations at Vallarta Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by Carol's Boutique.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta travel planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oaxaca in March, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Puerto Vallarta: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Spas

2
nights
La Paz

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.
On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Kiosco del Malecon, step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, then view the masterpieces at Diaz Castro Galeria, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On your second day here, take a stroll around Centro Cultural La Paz, make a trip to Malecon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach, then look for gifts at Allende Books, and finally head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read La Paz online day trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Shark Diving
Allende Books ©
Allende Books

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chileno Beach. Head to Mercado Municipal and Tequila Townfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (La Sacristia Art & History & Plaza Mijares) and Playa Los Cerritos (in Todos Santos). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Santa Maria Beach, kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

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Drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Playa Los Cerritos
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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