30 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly to Culiacan, Bus to Mazatlan
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Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Palenque
— 2 nights
Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Tulum
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Tulum
— 6 nights
Shuttle
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
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Cabo San Lucas — 3 nights

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 (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in December; daily highs in Cabo San Lucas reach 29°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mazatlan.
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Mazatlan — 3 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas, explore the galleries of Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte, stop by Casa Etnika, and take in panoramic vistas at Observatorio 1873.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mazatlan tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, you will find days in Mazatlan are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 4 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Paz (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Vallarta, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.
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San Miguel de Allende — 3 nights

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.
Saddle up on the 29th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, gain insight at Sazon, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, expect San Miguel de Allende to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 4 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary website.

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. In December, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Palenque.
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Palenque — 2 nights

Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
On the 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque and then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Palenque trip app.

Fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tulum.
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Tulum — 6 nights

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 Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, don't miss a visit to Tulum Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Casa Cenote, and explore the galleries of Balam Art On Feathers.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Tulum takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Palenque to Tulum, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Chichen Itza.
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Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza trip planner.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, see the interesting displays at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, and then tee off at Cozumel Country Club.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cozumel, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Chichen Itza to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chichen Itza in January, with highs in Cozumel at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) 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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