28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner

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Mexico City
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tolantongo
— 1 day
Drive
3
San Luis Potosi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Puerto Escondido
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Palenque
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Tuxtla Gutierrez
— 2 nights
Drive
11
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 1 night
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 day
Drive
14
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cancun
— 2 nights

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Mexico City

— 3 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 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museo del Templo Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, and finally get outside with Ride MB.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online trip maker.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In July in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tolantongo.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Tolantongo

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): Head underground at Grutas Tolantongo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tolantongo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mexico City to Tolantongo in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Potosi.

Things to do in Tolantongo

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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San Luis Potosi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de Arte Sacro, don't miss a visit to Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosi Centenario, and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Regional Masks (Museo Nacional de la Mascara). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Regional Potosino and then examine the collection at Museo Laberinto.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Luis Potosi vacation builder site.

You can drive from Tolantongo to San Luis Potosi in 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in San Luis Potosi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Luis Potosi

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

San Miguel de Allende

— 2 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.
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from San Luis Potosi to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Punta de Mita and see Punta Mita Golf Course, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Vallarta road trip website.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Puerto Vallarta is somewhat warmer than San Miguel de Allende - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Guadalajara

— 2 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, and then see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Fuente De Los Ninos Miones, then get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Guadalajara, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Guadalajara travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, things will get little chillier in Guadalajara: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Oaxaca

— 2 nights
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, shop like a local with Nuun Espacio de Arte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and finally make a trip to Zocalo.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca road trip planning app.

Getting from Guadalajara to Oaxaca by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oaxaca can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Puerto Escondido

— 2 nights
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Puerto Angelito Beach and then stroll through Playa Zicatela. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Playa Bacocho.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Escondido trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in July, Puerto Escondido is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Palenque.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Agua Clara.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Palenque itinerary website.

Fly from Puerto Escondido to Palenque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Tuxtla Gutierrez

— 2 nights
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican southeast state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, explore the stunning scenery at Miradores Canon del Sumidero, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Copoya. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Zoologico Miguel Alvarez del Toro and then walk around Parque de la Marimba.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tuxtla Gutierrez trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palenque to Tuxtla Gutierrez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tuxtla Gutierrez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

San Cristobal de las Casas

— 1 night
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stroll around Parque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Cristobal Martir, then see the interesting displays at Templo de Santo Domingo, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Cristobal de las Casas travel tool.

You can drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez to San Cristobal de las Casas in an hour. In July, daytime highs in San Cristobal de las Casas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall. On your second day here, head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef, and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel day trip tool.

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Cozumel by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cozumel, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Chichen Itza

— 1 day
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, then explore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza road trip tool.

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 August, things will get somewhat warmer in Chichen Itza: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Tulum

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Tue): Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tulum planning app.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in August, things will get little chillier in Tulum: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Cancun

— 2 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Balance Cancun.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cancun trip maker.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Mexico travel guide

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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.