31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico vacation builder

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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
— 4 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Palenque
— 1 night
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 4 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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stroll through Chileno Beach, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Edmonton in September, expect Cabo San Lucas to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

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 a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta tour 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. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Van Doren Metal Art Workshop, view the masterpieces at Fabrica La Aurora, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and deepen your understanding at Sazon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende route builder website.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October, expect nights in San Miguel de Allende to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Classes
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

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. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, and admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Palenque

— 1 night
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 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Palenque holiday maker site.

Getting from Mexico City to Palenque by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Skydiving, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Tulum in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Tulum is 1 hour. In October in Tulum, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Cozumel

— 4 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 26th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and head outdoors with Playa Azul.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:

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, make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas, contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip website.

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. October in Cancun sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.