30 days in Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico planner

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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Ferry to Playa Tortugas, Taxi to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 4 nights
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.
Attractions like El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race, cool off at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cabo San Lucas. In June, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marietas Islands and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Entreamigos (in San Francisco) and Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora (in Bucerias). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Attractions like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan Teotihuacan (Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip builder app.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Puerto Vallarta in June, with highs in Mexico City at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cancun

— 4 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to La Isla Shopping Village and Zona Arqueologica El Rey. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, cool off at Wet'n Wild Cancun, get in on the family fun at Parque Maya Tours, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun visit planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cancun in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cancun is 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cancun: highs are around 87°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Isla Mujeres

— 2 nights
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Punta Sur and then cool off at Kin Ha (Antes Parque de los Suenos). On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Norte, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Guadalupe.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres tour planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Isla Mujeres, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and then explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

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Getting from Isla Mujeres to Chichen Itza by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Attractions like Xcaret and Spas make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Paradise Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and Head underground at Cenote Car Wash.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tulum road trip planning site.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in June: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cozumel

— 4 nights
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Discover Mexico Park Cozumel make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Punta Molas Faro, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club, look for gifts at Black Coral Shop, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel route site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.