10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
2
Mexico City
— 1 night
3
Palenque
— 2 nights
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
5
Tulum
— 1 night

2
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.
On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke. On the next day, push the limits with an extreme tour, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally explore the galleries of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas day trip site.

Columbus, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, Cabo San Lucas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

1
night
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Cabo San Lucas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, thenexamine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palenque tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Palancar Reef and San Francisco Reef. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa El Cielo and Yucab Reef. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef, stroll through Paseo El Cedral Reef, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cozumel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. July in Cozumel sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the activities along Gran Cenote and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum travel route tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tulum are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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