32 days in Mexico Itinerary

32 days in Mexico Itinerary

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32 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Todos Santos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
6
Isla Mujeres
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Creaciones de Joyeria Jewelry Creations by Veronica y Fabio Vanin and Unique Jewelry. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galeria Tanana and Splash of Glass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Hamaca Maya (in La Penita de Jaltemba), Mega Comercial Mexicana (in Bucerias) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Faith Colectiva and browse the different shops at Liverpool.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta route planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in October: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bucerias, San Francisco, Nuevo Vallarta, Hamaca Maya, Coco Loco Sports & Outdoors
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Galeria Tanana ©
Galeria Tanana
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Mexicolate ©
Mexicolate

4
nights
Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas ©
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.
Visit Chileno Beach and Playa del Amor for some beach relaxation. Shop till you drop at Jonathan Sanchez Jewelry and Eclectic Array. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Eduardo Sanchez Jewelry, La Paloma Boutique, & more). There's more to do: stop by Caboholic Store & Activity Center.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Todos Santos.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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Jonathan Sanchez Jewelry ©
Jonathan Sanchez Jewelry
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

4
nights
Todos Santos

Todos Santos ©
Todos Santos is a small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 and an hour's drive southwest from La Paz. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mini Super Munchies and Chocolates La Laguna. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa La Cachora and Playa Los Cerritos. Change things up with a short trip to Charlie's Chocolates in Los Barriles (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria de Todos Santos, look for gifts at La Bodega de Todos Santos, view the masterpieces at Manos Mexicanas, and kick back and relax at Playa San Pedrito.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Todos Santos travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Todos Santos can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Todos Santos

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

El Pescadero, Charlie's Chocolates
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Playa San Pedrito ©
Playa San Pedrito

3
nights
La Paz

La Paz ©
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.
Do your shopping at Casa Parra and La Paz Farmers Market. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balandra Beach and Balandra Beach. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Artesanias Cuauhtemoc, view the masterpieces at Diaz Castro Galeria, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Cultural La Paz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our La Paz travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Todos Santos to La Paz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Todos Santos in October, expect nights in La Paz to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Migrino, Balandra Beach
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Artesanias Cuauhtemoc ©
Artesanias Cuauhtemoc
Ceramica Ibarra ©
Ceramica Ibarra

2
nights
Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
Do your shopping at Mercado Benito Juárez and Aripo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles and La Casa del Rebozo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oaxaca: Teotitlan del Valle (Isaac Vasquez Studio & Porfirio Gutierrez) and Mercado Tlacolula (in Tlacolula). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at La Plaza Artesanias de Oaxaca y cafe, get some fabulous bargains at Christian Thornton Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and delve into the distant past at Monte Alban.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip itinerary app .

You can fly from La Paz to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Oaxaca. Traveling from La Paz in November, Oaxaca is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Teotitlan del Valle, Mercado Tlacolula, Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
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Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles ©
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez
Isaac Vasquez Studio ©
Isaac Vasquez Studio

2
nights
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Explore hidden gems such as Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres and Plaza Las Americas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Isla Shopping Village and Jenny Penny Beach Boutique. Venture out of the city with trips to Cancun (Mercado 28 & Swim with Dolphins). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Galeria Pau Pao, kick back and relax at Playa Norte, and delve into the distant past at Punta Sur.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isla Mujeres day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, Isla Mujeres is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cancun
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Playa Norte ©
Playa Norte
Pau Pao Desing ©
Pau Pao Desing

4
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Llorona and MexicArte. For shopping fun, head to Mixik or La Troupe Tulum. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Akumal (El Pueblito Minisuper, Galeria Lamanai, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Thu) at Xel-Ha. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, look for gifts at Safari Tulum Travel Services, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip builder app .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Tulum are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Shopping Adventure

Side Trips

Akumal, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Mixik ©
Mixik

4
nights
Cozumel

Cozumel ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry or Diamonds International. Step off the beaten path and head to Sherwood Depot and Chocolateria Isla Bella. There's much more to do: stop by Nudo Marineri, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, and have some family-friendly fun at Clear Lounge Cozumel.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Cozumel road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cozumel are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:
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Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry ©
Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry
Diamonds International ©
Diamonds International
Los Cinco Soles ©
Los Cinco Soles

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