30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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30 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bacalar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 and take pictures at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race, and stroll through Playa del Amor.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online vacation builder .

Dallas, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in April, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

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

3
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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for nightlife, historic sites, adventure, water activities, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bucerias, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bucerias
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the streets of Zocalo, then browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo). On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puebla trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puebla, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car 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)

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Spanish Language Institute - Day Course in Cuernavaca, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Puebla in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mexico City, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spanish Language Institute - Day Course
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. On the 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Bacalar and then explore the activities along Lake Bacalar. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Amir AdvenTours and then explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Bacalar with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in April, expect Bacalar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Bacalar

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pyramid of the Masks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks
Amir AdvenTours ©
Amir AdvenTours

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of El Castillo, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bacalar to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. In April in Chichen Itza, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cancun.

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Quinta Avenida, & more). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, and explore the ancient world of El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cancun sightseeing app .

Getting from Chichen Itza to Cancun by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in April: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 85°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Coba to see Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá about 44 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Mon) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ruins of Tulum, enjoy the sand and surf at Akumal Beach, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tulum driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Tulum, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Akumal Beach, 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 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, identify plant and animal life at Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve, delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel vacation planner.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) 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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