31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour planner

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Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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Calakmul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cozumel

— 3 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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip builder site.

Rome, Italy to Cozumel is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Cozumel is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rome in April: highs in Cozumel hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tequila Factory Cancun and Villas in Puerto Morelos (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tee off at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cancun day trip tool.

Fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April in Cancun, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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 20th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in April, you will find days in Chichen Itza are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Fernando Rodriguez & Xcaret). Spend the 25th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Calavera, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tulum trip site.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, Tulum is little chillier than Chichen Itza - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Calakmul.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Calakmul

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo de Naturaleza y Arqueologia de Calakmul and then delve into the distant past at Balamku Archaeological Zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Calakmul.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Calakmul tour builder website.

You can drive from Tulum to Calakmul in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Calakmul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palenque

— 2 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palenque sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Calakmul to Palenque takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Calakmul to Palenque. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

San Miguel de Allende

— 4 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
San Miguel de Allende is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canada de la Virgen, and explore the galleries of Fabrica La Aurora.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende journey planner.

Drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, stop by Sucesos Art-Wear Boutique, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta day trip site.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in May since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.