31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip maker

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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Tulum
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Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mahahual
— 2 nights
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Cancun
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chileno Beach and Medano Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Amor, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas tour itinerary maker.

Kavala, Greece to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Kavala to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In September, Cabo San Lucas is a bit warmer than Kavala - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

La Paz

— 2 nights
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach and then head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the La Paz online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. Explore hidden gems such as Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Galeria Colectika. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in September, you will find days in Puerto Vallarta are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapultepec Castle and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo del Templo Mayor. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mexico City road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palancar Reef and Paradise Beach Cozumel. Get some cultural insight at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel. In September, Cozumel is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Gran Cenote. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa de los Venados and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Step out of Tulum to go to Ek Balam Village and see Ek Balam, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Aktun Chen, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tulum itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Tulum sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

Mahahual

— 2 nights
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mahahual and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at Mayahual Golf Carts in Costa Maya and then take advantage of the amenities at Maya Chan Beach.

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

You can drive from Tulum to Mahahual in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tulum in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mahahual, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Spas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Delfines and Playa Tortugas. Go for a jaunt from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to see Punta Sur about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and get into the urban bustle at Casa de Cultura Cancun.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahahual to Cancun takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mahahual in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Cancun, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

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.