22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mahahual
— 1 night
Bus to Chetumal Terminal Autobuses Caribe, Fly to Mexico City
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 1 night
Bus to San Jose Cabo, Fly to Prague

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Cozumel

— 3 nights
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 some cultural insight at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paradise Beach Cozumel and Santa Rosa Wall. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel online route builder.

Prague, Czech Republic to Cozumel is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Prague to Cozumel, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in January, expect Cozumel to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Cancun

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Delfines and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and La Isla Shopping Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Playa Lancheros, Punta Sur, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Escenica, and kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Cancun, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum

— 4 nights
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. Get outdoors at Paradise Beach and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Puerto Aventuras) and La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, stroll through Akumal Beach, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along Gran Cenote.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Tulum sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mahahual

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Mahahual Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahahual trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mahahual: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo Nacional de Antropologia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapultepec Castle and Coyoacan. When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada in San Juan Teotihuacan, approximately San Juan Teotihuacan away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mahahual to Mexico City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mahahual, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then explore the galleries of Galleria Dante, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta visit website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia San Jose and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Divorce beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Cabo San Lucas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

La Paz

— 1 night
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 (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach, and then head off the coast to Archipielago Revillagigedo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our La Paz trip planner.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in La Paz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.