23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  25​h
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
La Paz
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  7​h 45​min
5
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
6
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Head to Frank Arnold Gallery and Paquimefor some retail therapy. La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Movimiento Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stroll through Medano Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, and look for gifts at Pepita's Magic of the Moon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas journey maker .

Sydney, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 17 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) 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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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach

1
night
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 19th (Wed), stop by Casa Parra, then stroll through Balandra Beach, and then stop by Artesanias Cuauhtemoc.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the La Paz online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in June: highs in La Paz hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in La Paz

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then explore the ancient world of Monte Alban, and finally shop like a local with Mercado Benito Juárez.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca trip planner .

You can fly from La Paz to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from La Paz to Oaxaca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from La Paz in June, with highs in Oaxaca at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Oaxaca

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:
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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

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Romantica and The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Peyote People, browse the eclectic array of goods at Saturday Market Co-op, and stop by Rolling Stone.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta route planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in June since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 28°C. You will leave for Isla Mujeres on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Tours

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Norte, then stop by Galeria Pau Pao, and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Isla Mujeres trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Puerto Vallarta to Isla Mujeres in 8 hours. Other options are to 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. In June, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
We've included these beaches for you: La Playa Xpuha and Parque Los Fundadores. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Yal-ku Lagoon (in Akumal) and Grand Cenote (in Tulum). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 29th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at 5th Avenue (Avenida 5).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Tulum, Yal-ku Lagoon, La Playa Xpuha
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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
Yal-ku Lagoon ©
Yal-ku Lagoon
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Palancar Reef and Columbia Reef. There's more to do: head outdoors with Paradise Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Rosa Wall.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes an hour. July in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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