31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 5 nights
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Bus to Mérida Noreste, Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 5 nights
Fly to Mexico City, Bus to Puebla
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to Mazatlan
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Mazatlan
— 5 nights
Bus to Culiacán, Fly to San Jose Cabo
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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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.
Art Gallery Miniature and Balam Art On Feathers will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at La Playa Xpuha and Xpu-ha Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, Skydiving, &more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, get outside with Ziggy Beach, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

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Toronto, Canada to Tulum is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Tulum, with highs around 85°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Chichen Itza

— 5 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
The Ossuary and Plataforma de Venus will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple of the Bearded Man and Zona Arqueologica de Ake. Change things up with these side-trips from Chichen Itza: Cenote noh mozon (in Tecoh), Homun (Santa Barbara Cenotes & Restaurant & Parador Ecoturistico Cenote Yaxcabaltun) and Centro Cultural y Artesanal Izamal (in Izamal). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave, examine the collection at Museo de Felipe Carrillo Puerto, and explore the gorgeous colors at Chinchorro Reef.

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Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in May, with highs in Chichen Itza at 94°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Palenque

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia Santo Domingo and Musevi Museo Elevado de Villahermosa. Visiting Playas de Catazaja and Welib Ja Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Palenque side-trips: Villahermosa (Museo de Historia Natural & Mirador de las Aguilas) and Tonina (in Ocosingo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Del Textil, contemplate the waterfront views at Agua Clara, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Palenque in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Puebla

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Get some historical perspective at Secret Convent of Santa Monica and Barrio del Artista. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parroquia de San Andres Cholula and Museo Jose Luis Bello y Zetina. Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Museo Regional de Cholula (in San Andres Cholula), Tlaxcala (Centro Historico de Tlaxcala, Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan, &more) and Volcan La Malinche (in Huamantla). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Regional de la Revolucion Mexicana Casa de Los Hermanos Serdan, pause for some serene contemplation at Ex-convento de San Francisco de Puebla, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Evolucion Puebla (Museum of Evolution Puebla), and steep yourself in history at Fort of Guadalupe Museum.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palenque to Puebla in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Puebla are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mazatlan

— 5 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Mazatlan Cathedral and Piedras Las Labradas Petroglyphs are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museo Arqueologia and Museo de Arte Mazatlan. There's much more to do: add some fun to your beach time All Over Mazatlan, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Pedro Infante, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paco's Reserva De Flora & Fauna, and head outdoors with Pacific Moto Rent.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puebla in May, Mazatlan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Maria Beach and Pelican Rock. Get a sense of the local culture at Parroquia San Jose and Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery. Step out of Cabo San Lucas with an excursion to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery in San Jose del Cabo--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, tee off at Quivira Golf Club, learn insider's secrets on Tours R Fun, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Mexico travel guide

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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.