32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico route maker

Make it your trip
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Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Fly
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La Paz
— 3 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Mazatlan

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Mujer Mazatleca, and finally make a trip to Malecon.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mazatlan trip itinerary builder site.

Praia da Pipa, Brazil to Mazatlan is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Praia da Pipa in February, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mazatlan: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

La Paz

— 3 nights
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Espiritu Santo and La Paz Cathedral. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Malecon, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Balandra Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Paz trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mazatlan to La Paz by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in La Paz are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria Beach and Parroquia San Jose. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Movimiento Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the galleries of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas online trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, enjoy the sea views from Faro de la Calle Matamoros, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Cuale.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta road trip planning website.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, then see the sky in a new way at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica, then deepen your understanding at Sazon, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then take in the exciting artwork at Mr Poster, then look for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel, and finally go for a walk through El Mirador.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in San Miguel de Allende. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Change things up with a short trip to Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Alameda Central, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip builder tool.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Oaxaca

— 2 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of Exconvento de San Pablo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Atzompa, explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, and then view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca tour builder website.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you will find days in Oaxaca are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palancar Reef and The Amazing Cozumel Race. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm, examine the collection at The Mayan Cacao Company, try out the rides at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Oaxaca to Cozumel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, expect nights in Cozumel to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen (about 56 minutes away). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, stop by Amore Latino Tulum, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tulum day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Tulum are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cancun

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Croco Cun Zoo, and finally make a trip to Parroquia Catolica de San Jose. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Escenica, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun online travel route planner.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.