31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, steep yourself in history at Church of Saint Luke, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Manama to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manama in April: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Puerto Vallarta.
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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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Cassandra Shaw Jewelry, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get outside with Chicabal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In April in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to San Miguel de Allende.
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San Miguel de Allende — 3 nights

A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Saddle up on the 25th (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, deepen your understanding at Sazon, and make a trip to El Jardin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April, San Miguel de Allende is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mexico City.
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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.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City day trip planning app.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Palenque.
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Palenque — 2 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palenque vacation maker site.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.
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Tulum — 5 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, make a trip to Tulum Tower, see the interesting displays at Mystika Immersive, and stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Palenque to Tulum by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palenque to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
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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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Playa Azul, admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art, and examine the collection at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.
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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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, stroll through Playa Delfines, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cancun road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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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.
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