24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
La Paz
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Mahahual
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

2
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Spas. When in Puerto Vallarta, make a side trip to see Art in Amber in Bucerias, approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta road trip planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Art in Amber, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bay of Cabo San Lucas and Playa del Amor. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Plaza Mijares, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Maria Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plaza Mijares
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

3
nights
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.
Visit Balandra Beach and Playa Migrino for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Malecon. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Galeria Casa Parra, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Paz trip planner .

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mahahual visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from La Paz to Mahahual in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mahahual are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cenote Chikin Ha and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Gran Cenote and Cenote Tak Be Ha. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Wed) at Xel-Ha. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mahahual to Tulum by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in October, you will find days in Tulum are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Cenote Chikin Ha, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
Cenote Chikin Ha ©
Cenote Chikin Ha

2
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 13th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Norte and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres road trip website .

Getting from Tulum to Isla Mujeres by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Palancar Reef. There's lots more to do: stroll through Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, admire all the interesting features of Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Palancar.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel in 4 hours. In October in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

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