22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Fly
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
4
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Oaxaca
5
Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive
7
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Fly
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun online vacation planner.

Paris, France to Cancun is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Tours · Spas · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

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 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chichen Itza, explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza holiday planning tool.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chichen Itza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Tulum Tower, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Calavera.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Tulum. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cozumel Pearl Farm and then experience rural life at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner.

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. October in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Oaxaca

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then trek along Coyote Aventuras.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from Cozumel in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Tours · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

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.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, expect nights in Mexico City to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

San Miguel de Allende

— 1 night
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to El Jardin, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende travel route website.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Cabo San Lucas

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Cabo San Lucas. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Punta de Mita and see Punta Mita Golf Course, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, and see what you can catch with Danisha Sport Fishing.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online holiday planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In October in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.