13 days in Mexico Itinerary

13 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Bus to Tijuana, Fly to Cabo San Lucas
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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cancun
— 1 night
Fly to Tijuana, Bus to San Diego

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Cabo San Lucas

— 2 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Medano Beach and Chileno Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. There's lots more to do: stroll through Santa Maria Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas online holiday planner.

San Diego, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect Cabo San Lucas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Puerto Vallarta

— 2 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, and finally awaken your taste buds at Uncork Mexico.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

Mexico City

— 3 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Visit Chapultepec Castle and Museo del Templo Mayor for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

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Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in May: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Cozumel

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel day trip app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 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 Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in June; daily highs in Cozumel reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:

Tulum

— 2 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and then see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aktun Chen, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and finally view the masterpieces at Balam Art On Feathers.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cancun travel website.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Mexico travel guide

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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.