23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Melbourne

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa del Amor and Medano Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Chileno Beach and El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End). It doesn't end there: stop by Caboholic Store & Activity Center and contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

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Melbourne, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Your inner history buff will appreciate Museo del Templo Mayor and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Chapultepec Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Mexico City when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel driving holiday website .

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Cozumel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

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.
Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Paraiso and Grand Cenote. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Fri) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and look for gifts at La Llorona.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of El Castillo, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza trip planning app .

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in April; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive 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

3
nights
Cancun

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Isla Shopping Village and Playa Delfines. Head to Mercado 28 and Plaza Las Americasfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Cancun to go to Isla Mujeres and see Playa Norte, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Playa Tortugas, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Cancun takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, Cancun is little chillier than Chichen Itza - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Norte
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Old Mazatlan and El Faro Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Olas Altas and Playa Las Gaviotas. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Angela Peralta Theater (Teatro Angela Peralta), kick back and relax at Golden Zone, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Machado.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mazatlan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cancun to Mazatlan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cancun in April, Mazatlan is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

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