35 days in Mexico Itinerary

35 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
3
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
4
Palenque
— 3 nights
5
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
6
Puebla
— 3 nights
7
Mexico City
— 4 nights
8
San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
10
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights

3
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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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, tee off at Cozumel Country Club, and see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel road trip app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Cozumel is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Cozumel. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in November: high temperatures in Cozumel hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, get outside with Samula Cenote, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip builder app.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palenque route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chichen Itza to Palenque takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chichen Itza to Palenque due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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Oaxaca

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.
Spend the 14th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with Mezcal Educational Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oaxaca Brewing Company, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and tour in harmony with nature at Coyote Aventuras.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca day trip planning site.

You can fly from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Oaxaca sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Tours · Historic Sites · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra.

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

You can drive from Oaxaca to Puebla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, expect Puebla to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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 to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Mexico City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

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
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, gain insight at Sazon, make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, and let your taste buds guide you at Taste of San Miguel.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taste of San Miguel ©
Taste of San Miguel
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery

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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 Puerto Vallarta with an excursion to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, glide peacefully along the water with Paddle Zone, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in December, expect Puerto Vallarta to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, explore the galleries of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, see some colorful creatures with Cabo Adventures, and relax and rejuvenate at Baja Soul Yoga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
Highlights from your plan
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Cabo Adventures ©
Cabo Adventures

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