22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Mexico City
— 2 nights
5
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
7
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Golden Cactus Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Playa del Amor and Santa Maria Beach. Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Frank Arnold Gallery in San Jose del Cabo, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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 10th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then kick back and relax at Playa Migrino, and then kick back and relax at Balandra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then stroll through Balandra Beach.

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Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in March, you will find days in La Paz are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Beaches Tours

Side Trips

Balandra Beach, Playa Migrino
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, get a taste of the local shopping with Ro'Wo Galeria, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta day trip planning app .

Fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in March, expect nights in Puerto Vallarta to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Zipline
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de Frida Kahlo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then take in the exciting artwork at Arto Otra, and finally explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Coyoacan, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, then browse the exhibits of Museo del Templo Mayor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de la Ciudad de Mexico, and finally delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, shop like a local with Voces de Copal, shop like a local with Galeria omar Hernandez, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Aripo INSTITUTO OAXAQUEÑO DE LAS ARTESANÍAS., then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then delve into the distant past at Dainzu, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Porfirio Gutierrez.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you will find days in Oaxaca are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dainzu, Porfirio Gutierrez
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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
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, delve into the distant past at Kinichna, delve into the distant past at Nohoch Mul, then explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, then explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, and finally delve into the distant past at The Ossuary. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chichen Itza, then explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, then examine the collection at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to Chichen Itza in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in March since evenings lows in Chichen Itza dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, then Head underground at Gran Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with Xel-Ha.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tulum online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, Tulum is little chillier than Chichen Itza - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Palancar Reef. Step off the beaten path and head to Paradise Beach Cozumel and Spas. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio, get outside with Water Spout, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel sightseeing app .

Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Spas
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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