21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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21 days in Mexico Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
La Paz
— 1 night
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tulum
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
London

2
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then steep yourself in history at Tlatelolco, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planning site .

London, UK to Mexico City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Mexico City, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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2
days
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
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 22nd (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Nuevo Vallarta
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©

3
days
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.
Visit Playa del Amor and Chileno Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Iglesia de San Lucas. Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Paz.

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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach

1
day
La Paz

La Paz ©
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 28th (Thu): stroll through Playa Migrino and then kick back and relax at Balandra Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz tour planner .

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in La Paz

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

1
day
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the ancient world of El Castillo, then make a trip to Chichen Itza, and then explore the ancient world of Kinichna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza day trip site .

Explore your travel options from La Paz to Chichen Itza with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from La Paz to Chichen Itza. Traveling from La Paz in June, you will find days in Chichen Itza are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

#Historic Sites

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Kinichna
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
El Castillo ©
El Castillo

4
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mayan Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Cenote and Yal-ku Lagoon. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Mon) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tulum driving holiday planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Traveling from Chichen Itza in June, expect Tulum to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Yal-ku Lagoon
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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
Scuba & Snorkeling
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha

2
days
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Playa Norte, stop by Galeria Pau Pao, and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and then explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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