22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Vancouver
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Guadalajara
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
San Jose del Cabo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly + bus + ferry:  6​h 45​min
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Tulum
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
Vancouver

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Romantica and Old Vallarta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Peyote People. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Sayulita (Sayulita Beach & Galeria Tanana). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by La Sirena Reina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Vancouver, Canada to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in March; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guadalajara.

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Sayulita, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Zona Romantica
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Old Vallarta

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural el Refugio, view the masterpieces at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, and then stop by Nuestros Dulces.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Guadalajara, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in Guadalajara

#Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Tlaquepaque
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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour ©
Centro Cultural el Refugio ©
Centro Cultural el Refugio
Nuestros Dulces ©
Nuestros Dulces

3
days
San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo ©
Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches.
Paquime and Frank Arnold Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Golden Cactus Gallery and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose del Cabo: Cabo San Lucas (Silver Exposure, La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Sillvermoon Gallery, view the masterpieces at Movimiento Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Arte de Origen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose del Cabo online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Guadalajara to San Jose del Cabo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Jose del Cabo when traveling from Guadalajara in March, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Cabo San Lucas
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Paquime ©
Paquime
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Frank Arnold Gallery ©
Frank Arnold Gallery

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.
On the 13th (Tue), stroll through Playa Migrino, then stroll through Balandra Beach, then stop by Artesanias Cuauhtemoc, and finally stop by Casa Parra.

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You can drive from San Jose del Cabo to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in La Paz

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Casa Parra ©
Casa Parra
Artesanias Cuauhtemoc ©
Artesanias Cuauhtemoc

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Christian Thornton Gallery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then stop by Aripo, then delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, and finally steep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca holiday builder website .

Fly from La Paz to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Oaxaca is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Oaxaca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Oaxaca

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

1
day
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 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Galeria de Arte Mexicano, look for gifts at Galeria Pau Pao, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tortugranja (Turtle Farm), and finally delve into the distant past at Punta Sur.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Isla Mujeres. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Historic Sites
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Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) ©
Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Galeria de Arte Mexicano ©
Galeria de Arte Mexicano

3
days
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll explore and learn at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Galeria Lamanai. Explore hidden gems such as La Llorona and Grand Cenote. There's much more to do: look for gifts at MexicArte, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and hunt for treasures at Tulum Bazaar.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum online trip builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Tulum, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Galeria Lamanai
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Scuba & Snorkeling
MexicArte ©
MexicArte
Mixik ©
Mixik

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Discover Mexico Cozumel Park and Sergio's Silver from Taxco. Visit Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Palancar for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: stop by Diamonds International, cast your line with a fishing tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Municipal, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

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You can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Discover Mexico Cozumel Park ©
Discover Mexico Cozumel Park
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

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