29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  28 h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
4
Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Perth

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Los Cerritos and Playa del Amor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas day trip tool.

Perth, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 28- hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Perth to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa Los Cerritos
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with HarkerBoard co., tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo and then head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip planning tool.

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in June: highs in La Paz hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Zona Romantica. Get in touch with nature at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Marietas Islands. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, take in the exciting artwork at Ro'Wo Galeria, and admire the masterpieces at 4D Art Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from La Paz in June: highs in Puerto Vallarta hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Kayaking & Canoeing, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

2
nights
Ciudad Valles

Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. On the 19th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Tamtoc Archaeological Site and then get to know the fascinating history of Huasteca Potosina. Keep things going the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ciudad Valles trip planning site.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Ciudad Valles by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Outdoors Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tamtoc Archaeological Site
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tamtoc Archaeological Site ©
Tamtoc Archaeological Site

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Punta Sur and Mayan Museum of Cancun. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and El Rey Archaeological Zone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Guadalupe Chapel & Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cancun online travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Valles to Cancun in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Valles to Cancun is 1 hour. In June in Cancun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Climbing Tours

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Visiting Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Paradise Beach Cozumel will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and then explore the ancient world of Monte Alban. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Benito Juárez, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, and then trek along Coyote Aventuras.

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

You can fly from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cozumel in June, plan for little chillier nights in Oaxaca, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

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

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Chapultepec Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the galleries of Museo del Templo Mayor.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Oaxaca, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
Highlights from your plan
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©

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