23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
San Jose del Cabo
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
Mahahual
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
Tulum
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Tel Aviv

3
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Palacio de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museo del Templo Mayor and National Palace (Palacio Nacional) will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Coyoacan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alameda Central, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mexico City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and tram. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in February, you will find days in Mexico City are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

2
days
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 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica and then kick back and relax at Nuevo Vallarta Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Tours

Side Trip

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

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Chileno Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Frank Arnold Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, and then stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Jose del Cabo day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose del Cabo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose del Cabo. In March in San Jose del Cabo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo San Lucas
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mercado Benito Juárez, then don't miss a visit to Monte Alban, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca online driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Jose del Cabo to Oaxaca by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from San Jose del Cabo to Oaxaca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose del Cabo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mahahual.

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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez

1
day
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
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You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Oaxaca to Mahahual in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Oaxaca to Mahahual, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Mahahual. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry ©
Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry

4
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Cenote and LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park. Get outdoors at Xel-Ha and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, stop by Mixik, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip site .

Traveling by bus from Mahahual to Tulum takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Tulum is little chillier than Mahahual - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

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Xel-Ha
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Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

5
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Paradise Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palancar Reef and Sergio's Silver from Taxco. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Diamonds International, and get your game on at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
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