23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Cozumel
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + ferry + foot + bus:  2​h 15​min
Tulum
— 3 nights
+3
bus + ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Tel Aviv

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Palancar and Palancar Reef. Step out of the city life by going to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Paradise Beach. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Discover Mexico Cozumel Park, stop by Diamonds International, and see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cozumel travel planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cozumel is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Cozumel, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tulum.

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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

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.
Visiting Grand Cenote and Mayan Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ruins of Tulum and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Akumal to see Yal-ku Lagoon about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and Head underground at Sac Ac Tun.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tulum online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Tulum

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Side Trips

Yal-ku Lagoon, Sac Ac Tun
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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
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Ruins of Tulum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Frida Kahlo Museum. Let the collections at Palacio de Bellas Artes and National Palace (Palacio Nacional) capture your imagination. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Coyoacan, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center (Centro Historico), make a trip to Zocalo, and delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight from Tulum to Mexico City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tulum in March, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

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Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor
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Palacio de Bellas Artes

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, look for gifts at Aripo, then browse the exhibits of Monte Alban, and finally contemplate the long history of Mercado Benito Juárez.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Oaxaca planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in March: highs in Oaxaca hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

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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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Peyote People or Old Town Farmers Market. Get outdoors at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, look for gifts at Miralo, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oaxaca in March: highs in Puerto Vallarta hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

5
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa del Amor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Galeria de Ida Victoria, & more). There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach, look for gifts at Ayla, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with Golden Cactus Gallery.

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Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach
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Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

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