23 days in Mexico Itinerary

23 days in Mexico Itinerary

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23 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  23​h 45​min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 45​min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h
6
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
Let the collections at Frank Arnold Gallery and Paquime capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Medano Beach, look for gifts at Ayla, and take in the exciting artwork at Golden Cactus Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cabo San Lucas. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in March: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Old Vallarta. Head to Peyote People and Miralofor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Nuevo Vallarta to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
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Food Tours
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Monte Alban and then revel in the low prices at Christian Thornton Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, look for gifts at Aripo, then examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and finally stop by Silvia Suarez.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in March: highs in Oaxaca hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Oaxaca

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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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
Isla Mujeres

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 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Galeria de Arte Mexicano, then stop by Galeria Pau Pao, then go for a stroll along the water at Tortugranja (Turtle Farm), and finally explore the ancient world of Punta Sur. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Isla Mujeres, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Tortugranja (Turtle Farm) ©
Tortugranja (Turtle Farm)
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Parque Los Fundadores and La Playa Xpuha. Shop till you drop at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and MexicArte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Grand Cenote, La Llorona, & more). There's more to do: look for gifts at 5th Avenue (Avenida 5) and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tulum, La Playa Xpuha
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Diamonds International and Discover Mexico Cozumel Park. Head to Sergio's Silver from Taxco and Deja Vu Leather & Jewelryfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Boutique Blanc du Nil, and kick back and relax at Playa Palancar.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

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