18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
2
Mazatlan
— 1 night
3
Chihuahua
— 1 day
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
5
Guadalajara
— 3 nights
6
Mexico City
— 2 nights
7
Puebla
— 1 night
8
Oaxaca
— 1 night
9
Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Here are some ideas for day two: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Cabo Adventures, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cuadra San Francisco.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cabo San Lucas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Gothenburg to Cabo San Lucas. Traveling from Gothenburg in October, expect Cabo San Lucas to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
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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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Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Mazatlan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Machado, and then don't miss a visit to Malecon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mazatlan travel route planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mazatlan, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Chihuahua.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan
Malecon ©
Malecon
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua ©
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution and then make a trip to Centro Historico de la Ciudad de Chihuahua, MX.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chihuahua trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mazatlan to Chihuahua. While traveling from Mazatlan, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Chihuahua, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Chihuahua

Museums
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night
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yelapa Adventures. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Yelapa Adventures. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chihuahua to Puerto Vallarta. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chihuahua in November, you will find days in Puerto Vallarta are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yelapa Adventures
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Estadio Jalisco as well as Tequila Express. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): catch a live event at Estadio Jalisco and then stop by Nuestros Dulces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a short side trip with Tequila Express and then sample the fine beverages at Casa Sauza.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Guadalajara, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Casa Sauza, Nuestros Dulces
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Tequila Express ©
Tequila Express
Casa Sauza ©
Casa Sauza
Estadio Jalisco ©
Estadio Jalisco

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You've added Arena Mexico, Plaza Garibaldi, Trajineras Xochimilco, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see where the action happens at Arena Mexico, don't miss a visit to Plaza Garibaldi, then go all around town with Trajineras Xochimilco, and finally delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: attend a local event at Day of the dead, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, raise your glass at Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal, then browse the different shops at Mercado Sonora, and finally stop by Coyoacan.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Guadalajara in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Neigua Temazcal, Estadio Cuauhtemoc and Tuneles de Puebla. On the 12th (Thu), make a trip to Tuneles de Puebla, then visit Neigua Temazcal, and then catch a live event at Estadio Cuauhtemoc.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Puebla trip site.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oaxaca.
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Estadio Cuauhtemoc ©
Estadio Cuauhtemoc
Neigua Temazcal ©
Neigua Temazcal

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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.
You've now added Ceviarem Temazcal Oaxaca to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, then relax and rejuvenate at Ceviarem Temazcal Oaxaca, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

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Drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in November: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Ceviarem Temazcal Oaxaca ©
Ceviarem Temazcal Oaxaca
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cenote Ik kil, Chichen Itza and Xcaret. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Playa del Carmen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Playa del Carmen, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Chichen Itza
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil

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