25 days in Mexico Itinerary

25 days in Mexico Itinerary

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25 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
La Paz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Cancun

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip planner.

London, UK to Cancun is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Cancun to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Shark Diving
Spas
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cenote Chikin Ha and Gran Cenote. Visit Mayan Beach and Paradise Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Aktun Chen (in Akumal) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Tue) at Xel-Ha. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site and head outdoors with Cenote Tak Be Ha.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tulum online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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 Columbia Reef and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Rosa Wall and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at El Mirador, head outdoors with Water Spout, and go deep with a submarine tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. October in Cozumel sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

2
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Las Animas will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip builder .

Fly from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. October in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Playa Las Animas
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Balandra Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Malecon and look for gifts at Galeria Casa Parra.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Paz holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to La Paz is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bay of Cabo San Lucas and Santa Maria Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Playa del Amor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from La Paz in October: highs in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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