9 days in Mexico Itinerary

9 days in Mexico Itinerary

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9 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tulum
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
La Paz
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Cozumel

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Cozumel trip itinerary builder website .

New York City, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. In August, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Nature
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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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 16th (Fri): cool off at Xel-Ha. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Gran Cenote, explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen, and then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip planner .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Tulum

Adventure Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Aktun Chen
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Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Aktun Chen ©
Aktun Chen
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

1
day
La Paz

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Malecon, get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll through Balandra Beach.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Paz trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tulum to La Paz takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tulum to La Paz, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in August: high temperatures in La Paz hover around 100°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Malecon
Malecon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke and then kick back and relax at Playa del Amor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in August, expect nights in Cabo San Lucas to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Shark Diving
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
day
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta day trip tool .

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta. In August in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Historic Sites
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Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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