5 days in Mexico Itinerary

5 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour planner

Make it your trip
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Cabo San Lucas
— 1 night
Drive
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La Paz
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mahahual
— 1 day
Fly
4
Cancun
— 1 night
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Cabo San Lucas

— 1 night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Golden Cactus Gallery.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas road trip app.

Detroit, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Cabo San Lucas is minus 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Detroit in December, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 77°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

La Paz

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Casa Parra Gallery, then kick back and relax at Balandra Beach, and finally head outdoors with HarkerBoard co..

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read La Paz day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in La Paz. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mahahual.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Mahahual

— 1 day
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mahahual trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Mahahual takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from La Paz to Mahahual due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from La Paz in January, with highs in Mahahual at 86°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cancun

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip builder website.

Fly from Mahahual to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mahahual in January: highs in Cancun hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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.