23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tijuana
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Tijuana

1
night
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Playa Norte and then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla Mujeres sightseeing planning website.

Tijuana to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tijuana to Isla Mujeres due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tijuana in March, things will get a bit warmer in Isla Mujeres: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

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: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cancun sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. March in Cancun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Temple of the Big Tables, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil.

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Getting from Cancun to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in March, expect Chichen Itza to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

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 Tulum's surroundings by going to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, El Jaguar Dorado, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Miniature, browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tulum online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in March, with highs in Tulum at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary site.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mexico City using our trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mexico City when traveling from Cozumel in April, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
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.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta journey planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) 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
Fishing Charters & Tours

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