31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

Make it your trip
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Playa del Carmen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to Palenque
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Cancun
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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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 theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Cozumel is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to Cozumel. In June, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Playa del Carmen

— 4 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Tulum (Spas, Tulum Archaeological Site, &more). Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen in 1.5 hours. June in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Chichen Itza, take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chichen Itza journey planner.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in July, expect Chichen Itza to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and then don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Mask Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and then make a trip to El Jardin.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chichen Itza to San Miguel de Allende is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in July: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Punta de Mita to see Punta Mita Golf Course about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, indulge your taste buds at Uncork Mexico, get outside with Danisha Sport Fishing, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Find out how to plan Puerto Vallarta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July, expect Puerto Vallarta to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas journey planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. In July, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Robert Brady Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip site.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Puebla

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pasaje Historico del 5 de Mayo, then enjoy some diversion at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tonantzintla, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Cholula.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puebla day trip tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Puebla, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

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 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Palenque visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun online trip maker.

Getting from Palenque to Cancun by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Cancun is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.