33 days in Mexico Itinerary

33 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive
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Puebla
— 2 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Playa del Carmen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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Merida
— 4 nights
Fly to Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport, Drive to Comalcalco
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Comalcalco
— 1 night
Drive to Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport, Fly to Xoxocotlán International Airport
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Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende and then admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Miguel de Allende using our trip planner.

Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In December in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

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nights
Puebla

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, pause for some serene contemplation at Tonantzintla, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Estrella de Puebla. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Zocalo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente, and then see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

Before you visit Puebla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Puebla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Puebla sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Amazing Cozumel Race and Paradise Beach Cozumel. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, and go deep with a submarine tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Puebla to Cozumel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Puebla to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Puebla in December, expect nights in Cozumel to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

5
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Chikin Ha. Take a break from Playa del Carmen with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Cancun, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen, admire the masterpieces at Museo Frida Kahlo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen tour planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Theme Parks

Side Trip

5
nights
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 hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

4
nights
Merida

Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Uxmal and Paseo de Montejo. Get out of town with these interesting Merida side-trips: Convento de San Antonio de Padua (in Izamal) and Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena (in Santa Elena). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, admire the masterpieces at Museo Fernando Garcia Ponce Macay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Merida trip maker.

Getting from Tulum to Merida by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in December: highs in Merida hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Comalcalco.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

1
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Comalcalco

Comalcalco is a city located in Comalcalco Municipality about 45 miles (60 km) northwest of Villahermosa in the Mexican state of Tabasco. On the 2nd (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Hacienda Cacaotera La Luz, don't miss a visit to Comalcalco Pyramids, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Cupilco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Comalcalco route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Merida to Comalcalco. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Merida in January, you will find days in Comalcalco are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Comalcalco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Oaxaca

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. When in Oaxaca, make a side trip to see Yagul in Tlacolula, approximately Tlacolula away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Oaxaca, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Oaxaca day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Comalcalco to Oaxaca. Traveling from Comalcalco in January, Oaxaca is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza Mijares and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas journey tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oaxaca in January: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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La Paz

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Malecon, step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Serpentario De La Paz, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our La Paz attractions planner.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in January, La Paz is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Paz

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.

Tabasco travel guide

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Natural History Museums · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums

Baja California travel guide

4.2
Swim with Dolphins · Fishing Charters & Tours · Beaches
A vacation in Baja California lets you discover one of the world's longest peninsulas, home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in Mexico. The area often feels like the middle of nowhere and boasts a relaxed and friendly atmosphere unmatched by the country's more popular tourist destinations. From vast deserts and dormant volcanoes, to old mission towns and rugged canyons, Baja California offers a wealth of outdoor activities guaranteed to meet the expectations of the most demanding of visitors. A tour of Baja California reveals a place still largely unspoiled by mass tourism, where it's possible to hike, camp, surf, sail, and go on deep-sea fishing expeditions without rubbing shoulders with thousands of other tourist.