37 days in Mexico Itinerary

37 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
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Tulum
— 4 nights
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Acapulco
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Cancun (Playa Delfines & La Isla Shopping Village), Cozumel (Discover Mexico Park Cozumel & Spas) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus, Chichen Itza, &more). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, meet the residents at Xaman Ha Aviary, and admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum of Wonders.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen attractions planning site.

London, UK to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Playa del Carmen. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Playa del Carmen reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Cozumel, Cancun
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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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.
Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, take a tour by water with Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, and browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tulum day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

6
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Vieja Beach, find your balance on the water with Sup Aca, wander the streets of Punta Diamante, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas Caleta y Caletilla.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Acapulco road trip website.

You can fly from Tulum to Acapulco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Acapulco is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tulum in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Acapulco: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Barra Vieja Beach ©
Barra Vieja Beach
La Quebrada ©
La Quebrada
Punta Diamante ©
Punta Diamante

7
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mexico City: Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion (in Texcoco) and San Juan Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan Pyramids & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Acapulco to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Acapulco in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Catedral de Texcoco -La Inmaculada Concepcion
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

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Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Art in Amber (in Bucerias). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, get outside with Bahía de Banderas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta online holiday planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Art in Amber
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Swim with Dolphins

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery & Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, see Off-Road Tours, and kick back and relax at Chileno Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas journey builder site.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery ©
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery

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