9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
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Puerto Vallarta
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Mexico City
— 2 nights
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Tulum
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Cabo San Lucas — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 2 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 2 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, admire the landmark architecture of National Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mexico City driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (72°F), and nights are much colder (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Tulum.
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Tulum — 3 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers.

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Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Tulum takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in November; daily highs in Tulum reach 81°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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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.
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