28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Temozon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bay of Cabo San Lucas and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Sydney to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

3
nights
La Paz

La Paz ©
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Isla Espiritu Santo. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Balandra Beach. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Tamal Gallery and shop like a local with GALERIAS SERGIO BUSTAMANTE S.A. DE CV.

Find out how to plan La Paz trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, La Paz is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

GALERIAS SERGIO BUSTAMANTE S.A. DE CV
Highlights from your plan
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Old Vallarta and Zona Romantica will appeal to history buffs. When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria de Arte Mata Ortiz.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta route planner .

You can fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Puerto Vallarta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Temozon.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

2
nights
Temozon

Temozon ©
Temozón Municipality is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ek Balam and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ek Balam and Temple of the Big Tables. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Candelaria, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Servasio, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Temozon sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Vallarta to Temozon. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Temozon is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Temozon, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Temozon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ek Balam, Temple of the Big Tables
Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena ©

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and Casa Kuxtal. Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Cenote Chaak Tun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Puerto Aventuras) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Azul, and head outdoors with Cenote Tak Be Ha.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tulum tour planner.

Getting from Temozon to Tulum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Temozon in January: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Scuba & Snorkeling, Cenote Azul, Aktun Chen
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Cenotes Sac Actun ©
Cenotes Sac Actun

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Rosa Wall and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Submarine Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, get a taste of the local shopping with BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then get engrossed in the history at Monte Alban, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Arte de Oaxaca, and then don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca online itinerary planner .

Fly from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in January, Oaxaca is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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