26 days in Mexico Itinerary

26 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Tulum

— 4 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Akumal Beach and Paradise Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Gran Cenote. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playacar Golf Club (in Playa del Carmen) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum online trip itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tulum is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to Tulum due to the time zone difference. In June, Tulum is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and finally explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Chichen Itza online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in June: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Cancun

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting La Isla Shopping Village and Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon in Isla Mujeres, approximately Isla Mujeres away. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cancun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

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Cozumel

— 3 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, explore the gorgeous colors at Chankanaab Reef, and look for gifts at Sergio's Silver from Taxco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cozumel visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Cozumel are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
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Mexico City

— 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Zocalo will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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You can fly from Cozumel to Mexico City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cozumel in July, things will get slightly colder in Mexico City: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

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Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Visiting Bucerias and Zipline will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Romantica and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Playa Las Animas about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Los Muertos Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, look for gifts at Sucesos Art-Wear Boutique, and see what you can catch with Danisha Sport Fishing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Cabo San Lucas

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Chileno Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Medano Beach, and gain a rich perspective with Tours R Fun.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas visit planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.