29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly + bus:  18​h
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Cancun
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
Barcelona

5
days
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 some cultural insight at Ruins of Tulum and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Yal-ku Lagoon and Grand Cenote. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: La Playa Xpuha (in Xpu-Ha) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at La Llorona, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Car Wash.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tulum visit planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Tulum is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Barcelona to Tulum, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Tulum is warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Akumal, La Playa Xpuha, Xel-Ha
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Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Yal-ku Lagoon ©
Yal-ku Lagoon

4
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Swim with Dolphins. When in Cancun, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Playa del Carmen, approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Tulum to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Shark Diving
Swim with Dolphins
El Rey Ruins (Zona Arqueologica El Rey) ©

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Playa Norte, look for gifts at Galeria de Arte Mexicano, and then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes an hour. February in Isla Mujeres sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

4
days
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 Palancar Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Wall, and take an in-depth tour of Discover Mexico Cozumel Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Zona Romantica. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Charly's Sailing and Sport Fishing. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta is minus 1 hour. In February in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nuevo Vallarta
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos

4
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa del Amor and Medano Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chileno Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Ayla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Lucas, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia) and Templo Mayor Museum. Popular historic sites such as Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Zocalo are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), see the interesting displays at Frida Kahlo Museum, and wander the streets of Coyoacan.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Mexico City trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cabo San Lucas in March, with highs in Mexico City at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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