28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h
1
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
5
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Cancun
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, nature, adventure, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa Olas Altas, admire the striking features of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

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Dallas, USA to Mazatlan is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in February: high temperatures in Mazatlan hover around 82°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

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

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for water activities, nature, beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, stop by Eclectic Array, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas day trip planning website .

Getting from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mazatlan in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas

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.
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), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City travel route planning 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. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mexico City, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

4
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 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, stop by Faith Colectiva, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the striking landscape of Los Arcos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta day trip site .

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 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 63°F in Puerto Vallarta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Bucerias
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Vallarta Botanical Gardens ©
Vallarta Botanical Gardens

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and finally browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Charco del Ingenio, and then look for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende online trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Miguel de Allende when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Playa del Carmen to see Quinta Avenida about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, delve into the distant past at El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, and stop by Plaza Las Americas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Cancun takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Cancun is 1 hour. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Cancun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Quinta Avenida
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida
Playa Tortugas ©
Playa Tortugas

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 20th (Wed), explore the ancient world of El Castillo, then steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, and then delve into the distant past at Kinichna.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cancun in February: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 87°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kinichna
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Kinichna ©
Kinichna

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.
Step out of Tulum to go to Coba and see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in February, with highs in Tulum at 80°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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

4
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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Palancar, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and identify plant and animal life at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. February in Cozumel sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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

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