36 days in Mexico Itinerary

36 days in Mexico Itinerary

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36 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  28​h
1
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Tulum
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Temozon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Uxmal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Palenque
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
6
Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Mazatlan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
La Paz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Punta Sur, and then examine the collection at Captain Dulche's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Women's Beading Cooperative, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get all the information you need at Isla Mujeres Trips, and finally stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres tour itinerary maker site .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Isla Mujeres is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Isla Mujeres, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Cenote Chaak Tun & Little Bali), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Puerto Aventuras) and Aktun Chen (in Akumal). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, take in the exciting artwork at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tulum visit planner.

Getting from Isla Mujeres to Tulum by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Temozon.

Things to do in Tulum

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Aktun Chen, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote
Climbing Tours

3
nights
Temozon

Temozon
Temozón Municipality is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Step off the beaten path and head to Ek Balam and Ek Balam. Get some historical perspective at Convent of San Bernardino of Siena and Temple of the Big Tables. Step out of Temozon with an excursion to Temple of the Bearded Man in Chichen Itza--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Hubiku, explore the world behind art at Casa de los Venados, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mayapan Traditional Agave Distillery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Zaci.

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Traveling by car from Tulum to Temozon takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in June, with highs in Temozon at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Temozon

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Convent of San Bernardino of Siena ©

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, delve into the distant past at Kabah, and then make a trip to Uxmal.

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Drive from Temozon to Uxmal in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Uxmal are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kabah, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah
Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena ©
Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena

1
day
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, then make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and finally get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip planner .

Drive from Uxmal to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uxmal to Palenque. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes Palenque ©
Aluxes Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 29th (Sat) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, head outdoors with Paradise Beach Cozumel, go deep with a submarine tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cozumel in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Spas
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monte Alban and Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Popular historic sites such as Mercado Benito Juárez and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, examine the collection at Oaxaca Textile Museum, admire the natural beauty at Ethnobotanical Garden, and stop by Galeria Tierra Quemada.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from Cozumel in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tule Tree
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez

2
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Malecon, make a trip to Plaza Machado, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Mazatlan, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Jose Angel Espinoza Ferrusquilla, steep yourself in history at Fuerte 31 de Marzo, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mazatlan travel route planning app .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Mazatlan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Mazatlan: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Fuerte 31 de Marzo ©
Fuerte 31 de Marzo

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Espiritu Santo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Kiosco del Malecon, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pichilingue (Pichilingue Beach).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip itinerary app .

Getting from Mazatlan to La Paz by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mazatlan in July: highs in La Paz hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Parroquia San Jose. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Plaza Mijares & Galeria Desertica). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, and find something for the whole family at Wild Canyon Adventures.

Make your Cabo San Lucas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parroquia San Jose ©
Parroquia San Jose
Shark Diving

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Popular historic sites such as Old Vallarta and Zona Romantica are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Sayulita) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, take in the exciting artwork at Elements of Design, look for gifts at Pages in the Sun, and shop like a local with Galeria de Arte Mata Ortiz.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online travel route planner .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marietas Islands
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Zipline
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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