23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 45 min
7
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cancun fast, fun, and easy.

Melbourne, Australia to Cancun is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Melbourne to Cancun, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Cancun is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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 (Tue): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza online trip builder.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cancun in March, with highs in Chichen Itza at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dzibichaltun
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Dzibichaltun ©
Dzibichaltun

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Fernando Rodriguez) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, admire the landmark architecture of Sfer IK, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tulum online travel route planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in March: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cozumel Butterfly & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel road trip tool.

Drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In March in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan Teotihuacan (Palacio de Tepantitla, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, &more). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and view the masterpieces at Yawi Arte Tradicional.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City road trip planning app.

Getting from Cozumel to Mexico City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in March, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, make a trip to Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary site.

Fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in March, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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.
When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, approximately San Jose del Cabo away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco

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