22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cancun
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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Bus
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Puerto Escondido
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
Drive
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San Andres Cholula
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 1 night
Fly to Tampico, Taxi to Ciudad Valles
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Ciudad Valles
— 4 nights
Taxi to Tampico, Fly to Playa del Carmen
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
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Tulum

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary maker tool.

Cancun to Tulum is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites
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Cancun

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.
For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun trip maker app.

Drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll set off for Mexico City on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Cancun

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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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City route planner.

Fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Mexico City. Traveling from Cancun in November, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Oaxaca

— 2 nights
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.
Oaxaca is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

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Puerto Escondido

— 3 nights
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. When in Puerto Escondido, make a side trip to see Punta Cometa in Mazunte, approximately Mazunte away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zicatela, and kick back and relax at Playa Bacocho.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Puerto Escondido, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mexico City

City of Palaces

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip tool.

You can fly from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Escondido in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to San Andres Cholula.

Things to do in Mexico City

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San Andres Cholula

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Cholula. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tonantzintla, and then stop by La monarca.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Andres Cholula trip planning website.

Drive from Mexico City to San Andres Cholula in 2 hours. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Andres Cholula

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Andres Cholula to Mexico City in 2 hours. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Ciudad Valles

— 4 nights
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. Get out of town with these interesting Ciudad Valles side-trips: Cascadas de Tamasopo (in Tamasopo), Tamasopo Falls (in San Luis Potosi) and Tamul Waterfalls (in Aquismon). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Huasteca Potosina, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and head outdoors with MS Xpediciones.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ciudad Valles trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mexico City to Ciudad Valles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Playa del Carmen

— 2 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Vidrio Soplado Mexicano, and take in the exciting artwork at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Valles to Playa del Carmen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Valles to Playa del Carmen is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.