32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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32 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cozumel
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h
5
Palenque
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Puebla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
9
Santa Maria del Tule
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
10
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Rome

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Swim with Dolphins. Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, stop by Plaza Las Americas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tortugas.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cancun route maker .

Rome, Italy to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Rome in July, Cancun is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of El Castillo, then steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza vacation planner .

You can drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Visit Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Xel-Ha and Punta Laguna Nature Reserve. When in Tulum, make a side trip to see Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Sian Ka'an, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and look for gifts at Mixik.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum day trip planning website .

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in August; daily highs in Tulum reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cozumel Pearl Farm, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, and don't miss a visit to San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cozumel trip simple and quick.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. In August in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

1
day
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): meet the residents at Aluxes Ecoparque, don't miss a visit to Palenque ruinas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Palenque trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Palenque in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Templo San Francisco Acatepec. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, and finally examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puebla vacation site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Palenque to Puebla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Puebla are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan, then get engrossed in the history at Teotihuacan Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan trip site .

Traveling by car from Puebla to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo de Sitio Teotihuacan
Highlights from your plan

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo del Templo Mayor and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Frida Kahlo Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City travel website .

You can drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Mexico City sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Maria del Tule.

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

1
night
Santa Maria del Tule

Santa Maria del Tule ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Benito Juárez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and finally don't miss a visit to Tule Tree.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santa Maria del Tule driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mexico City to Santa Maria del Tule. Traveling from Mexico City in August, you will find days in Santa Maria del Tule are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Santa Maria del Tule

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Oaxaca
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Voces de Copal ©
Voces de Copal

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.
Escape the urban bustle at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End) and Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, look for gifts at Eclectic Array, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, and partake in some friendly competition at A-maze-in Cabo Race.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Maria del Tule to Cabo San Lucas. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Santa Maria del Tule in August since evenings lows in Cabo San Lucas dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Bahía de Banderas. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de los Muertos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Puerto Vallarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Zipline
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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