8 days in Mexico Itinerary

8 days in Mexico Itinerary

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8 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
San Jose del Cabo
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Mahahual
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Tulum
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Isla Mujeres
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Regina

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night
San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo ©
Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Frank Arnold Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria de Ida Victoria, then take in the exciting artwork at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose del Cabo online day trip planner .

Regina, Canada to San Jose del Cabo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Regina to San Jose del Cabo is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Regina in January, with highs in San Jose del Cabo at 31°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cabo San Lucas
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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art

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Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Diamonds International, kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mahahual online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Jose del Cabo to Mahahual in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Jose del Cabo to Mahahual due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose del Cabo in January, things will get a bit warmer in Mahahual: highs are around 35°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Diamonds International
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grand Cenote, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Tulum, and then look for gifts at La Llorona.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tulum trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mahahual in January, you will find days in Tulum are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

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Isla Mujeres

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Lancheros, then delve into the distant past at Punta Sur, then stop by Gladys Galdamez's Isla Mujeres, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Isla Brewing Company.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tulum to Isla Mujeres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Lancheros ©
Playa Lancheros
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Isla Brewing Company ©
Isla Brewing Company

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