37 days in Mexico Itinerary

37 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Tulum
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Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
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Cancun
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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.
Relax by the water at Playa del Amor and Medano Beach. Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Luke, look for gifts at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and kick back and relax at Chileno Beach.

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Manchester, UK to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Puerto Vallarta

— 6 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Cassandra Shaw Jewelry and Galleria Dante will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Galeria Colectika and Ro'Wo Galeriafor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Demetro.

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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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In November in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.

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Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Zocalo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museo Frida Kahlo and Palacio de Bellas Artes will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, with highs in Mexico City at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Palenque

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and then examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Aluxes Palenque and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Palenque

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Tulum

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Akumal Beach. Tulum Archaeological Site and Tulum Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Vidrio Soplado Mexicano, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Mayan Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Tulum in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Tulum are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Cozumel

— 5 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.
Head to Galo Art Studio Cozumel Art and Deja Vu Leather & Jewelryfor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club. Spend the 25th (Sat) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall.

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Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Cancun

— 6 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.
Relax by the water at Playa Delfines and Playa Marlin. Family-friendly places like La Isla Shopping Village and Kukulcan Plaza will thrill your kids. Take a break from Cancun with a short trip to Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28.

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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. In December, daytime highs in Cancun are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

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Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

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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.