40 days in Mexico Itinerary

40 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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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Cancun
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Cancun
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 6 nights
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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 (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, enjoy the sand and surf at Divorce beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach, and contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in January, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 76°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes), Mega Comercial Mexicana (in Bucerias) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online trip builder.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In January, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:

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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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around El Charco del Ingenio, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, and don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip maker site.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, with highs in San Miguel de Allende at 74°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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5
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Mexico City

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Robert Brady Museum). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in January: highs in Mexico City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

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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 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Aluxes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palenque trip builder app.

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

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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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, and don't miss a visit to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Cancun in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

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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, stroll through Playa Palancar Cozumel Beach Club, see the vivid underwater world at Chankanaab Reef, and delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

Plan a Cozumel trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Cozumel are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

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Chichen Itza

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, delve into the distant past at The Ossuary, then explore the ancient world of Las Monjas, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and finally explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Kax Ek, Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza journey planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 87°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen & Xcaret). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and look for gifts at La Llorona.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tulum travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in February, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.