31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner

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Tulum
— 6 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Cancun
— 5 nights
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
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San Jose del Cabo
— 6 nights
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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.
Head to Tulum Bazaar and Sfer Ik Tulumfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Xcaret (in Playa del Carmen), Choco-Story Valladolid (in Valladolid) and Coba (Multum Ha Cenote & Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, and explore the activities along Casa Cenote.

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Knoxville, USA to Tulum is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in May; daily highs in Tulum reach 85°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, steep yourself in history at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Kax Ek.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza attractions app.

Getting from Tulum to Chichen Itza by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in May: high temperatures in Chichen Itza hover around 94°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Cancun

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueologica El Rey and Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon. Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Casa de Cultura Cancunfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: browse the range of quality goods at Plaza Caracol, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and look for gifts at Ultrafemme - Plaza Caracol.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in May, expect nights in Cancun to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Visit Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Zocalo for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Arto Otra or Casa Fusion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Puebla (Templo de San Roque, Ex-convento de San Francisco de Puebla, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and walk around Bosque de Chapultepec.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cancun in May, expect Mexico City to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 19:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 2 nights
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Parroquia del Divino Salvador, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada, then explore the ancient world of Palacio de Tepantitla, and then stop by Artesanias Premier.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

San Miguel de Allende

— 4 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.
Head to Fabrica La Aurora and Kathy's Yarnsfor plenty of shopping. Visit Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro for their historical value. Step out of San Miguel de Allende with an excursion to Team Escape Queretaro in Juriquilla--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Casa Michoacana, get a taste of the local shopping with Bordello Galeria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to San Miguel de Allende takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

San Jose del Cabo

— 6 nights
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.
Head to I.O. Domani and Frank Arnold Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore San Jose del Cabo's surroundings by going to Cabo San Lucas (Church of Saint Luke & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, shop like a local with Casa Dahlia Gallery, hunt for treasures at San Jose del Cabo Mercado Organico, and see the top attractions with Free Tour Cabo & Other Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from San Miguel de Allende to San Jose del Cabo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Miguel de Allende to San Jose del Cabo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in San Jose del Cabo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
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.