29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Puebla
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
5
Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), then browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and finally wander the streets of Zocalo. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, then see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip itinerary builder .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Puebla is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Puebla, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puebla, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Templo San Francisco Acatepec
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

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: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center (Centro Historico), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder website .

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Puebla in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mexico City, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

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

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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for nightlife, historic sites, adventure, water activities, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de los Muertos, don't miss a visit to The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online journey planner .

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 August, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bahía de Banderas ©
Bahía de Banderas
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.
Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), stop by Eclectic Array, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor, and partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Highlights from your plan
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza and then explore the ancient world of El Castillo.

Plan a Chichen Itza trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Chichen Itza takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Chichen Itza. August in Chichen Itza sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

5
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 with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 44 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Tue) at Xel-Ha. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum, stroll through Playa Paraiso, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and stop by La Llorona.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip maker app .

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in August; daily highs in Tulum reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, & more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cancun, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Xplor Park by Xcaret ©
Xplor Park by Xcaret
Quinta Avenida ©
Quinta Avenida

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 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Palancar, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Cozumel Pearl Farm, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel holiday maker .

Fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

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