21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
1
Guadalajara
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10​h
4
Guadalajara
— 5 nights
End: Guadalajara

9
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wax Museum (Museo de Cera), Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Galerias Guadalajara, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara attractions planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Guadalajara. October in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Galerias Guadalajara
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Jose Cuervo Express ©
Jose Cuervo Express
Guadalajara Cathedral ©
Guadalajara Cathedral
Zoologico Guadalajara ©
Zoologico Guadalajara

3
nights
Cancun

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chichen Itza Tour as well as Xoximilco Cancun. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, hunt for treasures at Mercado 28, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cancun trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Guadalajara to Cancun in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Guadalajara to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in October, with highs in Cancun at 35°C and lows at 26°C. You'll set off for Playa del Carmen on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone
Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret ©
Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret

2
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Los Fundadores. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Parque Los Fundadores and then make a trip to Quinta Avenida. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Xcaret Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 26th (Fri), you're off toGuadalajara.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida
Parque Los Fundadores ©
Parque Los Fundadores

5
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
Arena Coliseo has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Playa del Carmen to Guadalajara in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Guadalajara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in October since evenings lows in Guadalajara dip to 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Guadalajara

Nightlife
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Arena Coliseo ©
Arena Coliseo

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