23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
3
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Oaxaca
4
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Tulum Tower are in your itinerary. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Zipline in Playa del Carmen--about 1 hour away. It doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum tour itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Tulum is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Tulum. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Tulum. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

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 28th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chichen Itza route tool.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Cozumel

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Chichen Itza to Cozumel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 25°C in Cozumel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then hike along Coyote Aventuras. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Cozumel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oaxaca, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

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.
Visit Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oaxaca in November: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Swim with Dolphins. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, stroll through Los Muertos Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip builder website.

Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mexico City in November, you will find days in Puerto Vallarta are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Cabo San Lucas

— 5 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.
Visiting El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Private Guide will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Chileno Beach and Medano Beach. When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte in San Jose del Cabo, approximately San Jose del Cabo away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

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.