33 days in Mexico Itinerary

33 days in Mexico Itinerary

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33 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Puebla
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Palenque
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h
7
Cancun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Medano Beach, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Sayulita, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Arcos, make a trip to Plaza Lazaro Cardenas, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip maker site .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Alhondiga de Granaditas (in Guanajuato) and Queretaro City (Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros, Convento de Santa Clara, & more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and walk around El Charco del Ingenio.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October, plan for slightly colder days in San Miguel de Allende, with highs around 30°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Alhondiga de Granaditas
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get engrossed in the history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

Plan trip to Mexico City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & La monarca) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla journey builder website .

You can take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. October in Puebla sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla, Popocatepetl, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Palenque online visit planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur, Playa Norte, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Cancun trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Palenque to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Cancun sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Xcaret Park, Quinta Avenida, & more) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Gran Cenote, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum travel route planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Molas Faro, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cozumel online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. October in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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