24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 15​min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
5
Chichen Itza
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Monte Alban and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oaxaca: Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula (in Tlacolula) and Mitla (in San Pablo Villa de Mitla). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Bocana, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and steep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip planner.

London, UK to Oaxaca is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in February, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Playa La Bocana, Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula, Mitla
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

3
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.
Tulum Archaeological Site and Las Pinturas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers, shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to Tulum in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oaxaca, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Tulum, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tulum in February: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Visit Los Muertos Beach and Bucerias for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Paradise Church, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Dante.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Puerto Vallarta. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bucerias
Highlights from your plan
Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chichen Itza and Temple of the Bearded Man. Get a sense of the local culture at Ek Balam and Ek Balam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chichen Itza: Valladolid (Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, Casa de los Venados, & more) and Izamal (Convento de San Antonio de Padua & Izamal Ruins). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and explore the ancient world of La Iglesia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Chichen Itza takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valladolid, Izamal, Ek Balam, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Isla Shopping Village and Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Change things up with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone, and take in the pleasant sights at Av Kukulkan.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in February: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

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