31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City journey builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mexico City. October in Mexico City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 2 nights

Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll through Coyote Aventuras, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, relax and rejuvenate at Sound Healing Oaxaca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally stop by Antiga by VM.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oaxaca road trip planning site.

Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in October, you will find days in Oaxaca are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, look for gifts at Amore Latino Tulum, Head underground at Gran Cenote, and explore the world behind art at Mystika Immersive.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tulum, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) 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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on nature at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, see the interesting displays at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and enjoy the sea views from Punta Molas Faro.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel driving holiday planning website.

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. In October, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Playa del Carmen to see Aqua Nick about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas, look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip planning website.

Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Cancun, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.
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San Miguel de Allende — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Queretaro City (Museo Regional, Convento de Santa Clara, &more). Saddle up on the 22nd (Sat) and explore with a tour on horseback. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, don't miss a visit to El Jardin, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to San Miguel de Allende takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to San Miguel de Allende is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cancun in October: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the masterpieces at Galeria Colectika, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Puerto Vallarta, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Cabo San Lucas.
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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.
Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) & El Beer Shop). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip planning app.

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly 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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