22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Taxi:  2 h
6
Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Zurich

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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chileno Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas travel route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cabo San Lucas is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Zurich in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Parroquia San Jose
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Zona Romantica and Old Vallarta. Get in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Paradise Church, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta travel planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Soumaya, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Mexico City is little chillier than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, and then make a trip to Hierve el Agua.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in May, expect nights in Oaxaca to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Paradise Beach Cozumel. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Columbia Reef, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cozumel vacation planning website.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Cozumel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel. Traveling from Oaxaca in May, expect nights in Cozumel to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

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

6
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tulum Archaeological Site and Ek Balam. Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Gran Cenote. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Cenotes Sac Actun (in Tulum), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Isla Mujeres (Captain Dulche's Museum, Punta Sur, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen road trip site.

You can drive from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itza, Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

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