27 days in Mexico Itinerary

27 days in Mexico Itinerary

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27 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  3​h
7
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 30​min
9
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Jerusalem

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Playa de los Muertos. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bucerias.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta road trip planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bucerias
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Los Muertos Beach ©
Los Muertos Beach
Bucerias ©
Bucerias

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.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City online journey maker .

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mexico City, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

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

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.
Attractions like Chileno Beach and Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, stop by Mexican Pottery, and contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

Plan trip to Cabo San Lucas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cabo San Lucas when traveling from Mexico City in April, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

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

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Discover Mexico Park Cozumel. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve, get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, and partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel takes 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. April in Cozumel sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve ©
Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

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.
Attractions like Xel-Ha and Playa Paraiso make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Cenote, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tulum driving holiday planning website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at El Castillo, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulum in April; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in April; daily highs in Isla Mujeres reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres ©
Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Delfines. Change things up with a short trip to Xplor Park in Playa del Carmen (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stop by Plaza Las Americas, stroll through Playa Tortugas, and meet the residents at Interactive Aquarium.

Plan my day in Cancun using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Cancun in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Cancun sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Interactive Aquarium ©
Interactive Aquarium

2
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo del Ambar, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT), and then see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chiapa de Corzo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de la Marimba, and then make a trip to Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cancun to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Cancun in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Cristobal de las Casas: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Tuxtla Gutierrez
Highlights from your plan
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro ©
Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro
Museo del Ambar ©
Museo del Ambar
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo

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