32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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32 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

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Sydney, Australia to Cozumel is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cozumel at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

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.
Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sat) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, look for gifts at La Llorona, Head underground at Grand Cenote, and don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 18th (Wed), delve into the distant past at El Castillo, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in July, expect Chichen Itza to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

4
nights
Cancun

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Isla Shopping Village and El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey). Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Xplor Park, & more). There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip builder app .

Drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
El Rey Archaeological Zone ©
El Rey Archaeological Zone

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), then examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, then contemplate the long history of Fuertes de Loreto, then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Palafoxiana, and finally take a stroll through Zocalo.

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

Getting from Cancun to Puebla by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Puebla is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cancun in July: highs in Puebla hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, browse the exhibits of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary app .

Drive from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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.
Get some cultural insight at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato (Museo Exhacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, Alhondiga de Granaditas, & more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, take an in-depth tour of Ignacio Allende House (Casa de Ignacio Allende), and look for gifts at Abrazos San Miguel.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect nights in San Miguel de Allende to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guanajuato
Highlights from your plan
Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Zona Romantica and The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Dante, and stop by Tierra Huichol.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bahía de Banderas ©
Bahía de Banderas
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

2
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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for water activities, nature, beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race, look for gifts at Ayla, and contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Church of Saint Luke ©
Church of Saint Luke
A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race

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