20 days in Mexico Itinerary

20 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico itinerary planner

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Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey and then kick back and relax at Playa Delfines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cancun day trip app.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cancun is minus 5 hours. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cancun: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
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 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then make a trip to Chichen Itza, and then explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza travel route builder.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Ek Balam are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, Tulum is a bit cooler than Chichen Itza - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Cozumel

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palancar Reef. Punta Molas Faro and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Chankanaab Reef, take in the dramatic natural features at Columbia Reef, and delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip itinerary website.

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor. Get some cultural insight at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in June, things will get little chillier in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): cast your line with Danisha Sport Fishing and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in June, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Tue), ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and then take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

Start your trip to Cabo San Lucas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Mexico travel guide

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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.