29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  27​h
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Oaxaca
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Ek Balam Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Cozumel
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
Nuevo Vallarta
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Adelaide

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Whimsical Cabo. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach, look for gifts at Ayla, get a taste of the local shopping with La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and kick back and relax at Playa del Amor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 37°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

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Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
La Paz

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balandra Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Isla Espiritu Santo and Playa Migrino. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ensenada Grande, make a trip to Kiosco del Malecon, and look for gifts at Casa Parra.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read La Paz journey website .

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in August, plan for a bit warmer days in La Paz, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in La Paz

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Migrino
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
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1
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Oaxaca

Oaxaca ©
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.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Matias Jalatlaco, then delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, then hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, then get outside with The Water Boils, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Oaxaca journey planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Oaxaca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Oaxaca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in August, expect nights in Oaxaca to be cooler, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

3
nights
Isla Mujeres

Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Punta Sur and Guadalupe Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Isla Mujeres side-trips: National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos) and Museo Maya de Cancun y Zona Arqueologica de San Miguelito (in Cancun). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Garrafon Natural Reef Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Isla Mujeres tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, Isla Mujeres is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cancun, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Grand Cenote. You'll explore and learn at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery and Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Yal-ku Lagoon (in Akumal) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's more to do: stroll through Playa Paraiso and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum day trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Tulum

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Yal-ku Lagoon
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
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Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve ©
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

2
nights
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza archaeological site, explore the ancient world of El Castillo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de los Santos Reyes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Hubiku, then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam, and then delve into the distant past at Ek Balam.

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You can drive from Tulum to Ek Balam Village in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Ek Balam, Chichen Itza archaeological site, Cenote Hubiku, El Castillo, Santuario de los Santos Reyes
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El Castillo ©
El Castillo
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Palancar Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Columbia Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, tour the water at your own pace with Dive Bros, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphinaris.

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Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Cozumel takes 4 hours. August in Cozumel sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

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nights
Nuevo Vallarta

A planned resort community with one of Mexico's highest concentrations of hotels, Nuevo Vallarta caters to international tourists with its luxurious restaurants, charming marinas, and long stretches of sandy beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Los Arcos. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuevo Vallarta: Puerto Vallarta (Zona Romantica, Old Vallarta, & more). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Abdallahy 4D.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nuevo Vallarta visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Nuevo Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Nuevo Vallarta is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Nuevo Vallarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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