39 days in Mexico Itinerary

39 days in Mexico Itinerary

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39 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Trondheim, Norway
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h
5
Palenque
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Trondheim, Norway

4
nights
Cancun

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, and make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun road trip planning website.

Trondheim, Norway to Cancun is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Trondheim to Cancun. Traveling from Trondheim in July, expect Cancun to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Punta Sur
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Temple of the Big Tables, then explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Chichen Itza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cenote Yokdzonot
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Cenote Ik kil ©
Cenote Ik kil
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Cenote Yokdzonot ©
Cenote Yokdzonot

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Zipline, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy breathtaking views from Tulum Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Balam Art On Feathers, and get outside with Ana y Jose Beach Club.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, Tulum is little chillier than Chichen Itza - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and steep yourself in history at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

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Getting from Tulum to Cozumel by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cozumel are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

4
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios, meet the residents at Aluxes Palenque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Palenque road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Palenque in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Palenque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to San Juan Teotihuacan (Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the landmark architecture of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the ancient world of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online trip builder.

Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Mexico City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Juan Teotihuacan
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende

A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Alhondiga de Granaditas (in Guanajuato) and Convento de Santa Clara (in Queretaro City). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende day trip website.

Drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: highs in San Miguel de Allende hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Convento de Santa Clara, Alhondiga de Granaditas
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

4
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.
Puerto Vallarta is known for wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta journey planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Marietas Islands
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, and explore the galleries of La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas travel planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. In August, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to 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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A-maze-in Cabo Race ©
A-maze-in Cabo Race
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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