24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Ferry:  21​h
1
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  3​h
2
Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company, stop by Galeria Pau Pao, stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, then stop by Galeria de Arte Mexicano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalupe Chapel, and finally delve into the distant past at Punta Sur. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres tour itinerary builder website .

Valletta, Malta to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza archaeological site, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, delve into the distant past at El Castillo, then delve into the distant past at Kinichna, then wander the streets of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, and finally explore the ancient world of Dzibichaltun.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Chichen Itza takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Las Monjas ©
Las Monjas
Felipe Carrillo Puerto ©
Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ruins of Tulum and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Head to La Llorona and Mixikfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: stroll through Playa Paraiso and look for gifts at MexicArte.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tulum day trip tool .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in August, with highs in Tulum at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
For shopping fun, head to Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry or Los Cinco Soles. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Sergio's Silver from Taxco. Spend the 19th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: stop by Sherwood Depot and identify plant and animal life at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cozumel are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visit Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Frank Arnold Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Casa Dahlia Gallery & Jonathan Sanchez Jewelry). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Caboholic Store & Activity Center, shop like a local with Whimsical Cabo, and take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cozumel in August since evenings lows in Cabo San Lucas dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

1
night
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Dante, stop by Faith Colectiva, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then look for gifts at Eccentrica, then wander the streets of El Centro, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Las Animas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Las Animas
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Museo De La Tortuga, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then look for gifts at Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de amor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 20 de Noviembre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

Make your Oaxaca itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Oaxaca, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea Turtle Center, Playa Del Amor, Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle Center ©
Sea Turtle Center
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Playa Del Amor ©
Playa Del Amor

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Coyoacan and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Get some historical perspective at Museo del Templo Mayor and Historic Center (Centro Historico). Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Playa La Virgen in Tequesquitengo, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, look for gifts at Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery, and make a trip to Polanco.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oaxaca in August: highs in Mexico City hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Playa La Virgen
Highlights from your plan
La Condesa ©
La Condesa
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

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