21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Temozon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
4
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

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 Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Palancar. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race.

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London, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Cozumel at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Spas
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Las Pinturas and Balam Art On Feathers. Step out of Tulum to go to Playa del Carmen and see Spas, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In February in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Temozon.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spas, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

2
nights
Temozon

Temozon ©
Temozón Municipality is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. On the 8th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, then steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, then contemplate the long history of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and finally delve into the distant past at Ek Balam. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ek Balam and then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Zaci.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Temozon trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tulum to Temozon in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in February; daily highs in Temozon reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Temozon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Valladolid, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, and then delve into the distant past at Monte Alban. On the next day, make a trip to Hierve el Agua, then hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca attractions planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Temozon to Oaxaca. Traveling from Temozon to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Temozon in February since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Step off the beaten path and head to Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo.

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You can fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©

2
nights
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 15th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Estudio-Cafe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in February since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Spas

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Los Cerritos and Playa del Amor. Get some historical perspective at Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke. When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Plaza Mijares in San Jose del Cabo, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas day trip website .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Playa Los Cerritos
Highlights from your plan
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

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