31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Puebla
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Palenque
— 3 nights
Bus:  6 h
8
Bacalar
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
9
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Vancouver

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, push the limits with an extreme tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder site .

Vancouver, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Vallarta Botanical Gardens about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos.

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Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Zipline
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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.
Step out of San Miguel de Allende to go to Queretaro City and see Convento de Santa Clara, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, get a taste of the local shopping with Fabrica La Aurora, and make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in May since evenings lows in San Miguel de Allende dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Convento de Santa Clara
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

1
night
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Puebla.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), browse the collection at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puebla online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Puebla can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Templo San Francisco Acatepec, Tonantzintla
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

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.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to Cuernavaca to see Spanish Language Institute - Day Course about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In May in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios, get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Palenque day trip planning site .

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque

1
night
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. On the 22nd (Fri), get outside with Estromatolitos and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bacalar trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Palenque to Bacalar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Car Wash, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tulum driving holiday app .

Traveling by bus from Bacalar to Tulum takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bacalar in May, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In May in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Spas
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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