22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toulouse
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Toulouse

2
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 get in some beach time at Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor. Escape the urban bustle at Medano Beach and Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach). Next up on the itinerary: partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and stop by Arte de Origen.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary website .

Toulouse, France to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toulouse to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cabo San Lucas when traveling from Toulouse in July, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) ©
Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

1
night
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 29th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Muertos. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Las Animas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Playa Las Animas
Highlights from your plan
Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Museo del Templo Mayor and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Frida Kahlo Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Palancar and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. There's more to do: get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner .

Fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Paraiso and Akumal Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Tue) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): delve into the distant past at El Castillo, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in August; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

4
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.
La Isla Shopping Village and El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (El Centro & Playa Norte) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Playa del Carmen). It doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and stop by Plaza Las Americas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cancun road trip website .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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