29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
2
La Paz
— 3 nights
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
4
Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
5
Tulum
— 4 nights
6
Ek Balam Village
— 2 nights
7
Cozumel
— 4 nights
8
Nuevo Vallarta
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Golden Cactus Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa del Amor. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Medano Beach, look for gifts at Eclectic Array Cabo, and take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 16.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect Cabo San Lucas to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

3
nights
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 out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Ensenada Grande. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Isla Espiritu Santo and Kiosco del Malecon. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Balandra Beach, don't miss a visit to Malecon, and stop by Casa Parra Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz route planner.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Cabo San Lucas in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in La Paz: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Matias Jalatlaco, then contemplate the long history of 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 next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad, hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Oaxaca road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Oaxaca takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from La Paz in August, plan for slightly colder days in Oaxaca, with highs around 34°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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

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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 Mayan Museum of Cancun are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Take a break from Isla Mujeres with a short trip to National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos in Puerto Morelos, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla Mujeres route builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Isla Mujeres, 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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cancun, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

4
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Yal-ku Lagoon. Get in touch with nature at Climbing Tours and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. The adventure continues: Head underground at Gran Cenote, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and explore the galleries of Art Gallery Miniature.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum tour itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ek Balam Village.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Yal-ku Lagoon
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

2
nights
Ek Balam Village

Ek Balam Village ©
On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de los Santos Reyes. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Hubiku and then explore the ancient world of Ek Balam.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ek Balam Village day trip tool.

Drive from Tulum to Ek Balam Village in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Ek Balam Village

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Santuario de los Santos Reyes, Cenote Hubiku
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Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Santuario de los Santos Reyes ©
Santuario de los Santos Reyes

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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.
Get outdoors at Paradise Beach Cozumel and Columbia Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palancar Reef and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, choose your vessel at Dive Bros, head outdoors with Dolphinaris, and kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ek Balam Village to Cozumel. In August, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nuevo Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Vallarta and Zona Romantica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Vallarta (Los Arcos & Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of 4D Art Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nuevo Vallarta trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Nuevo Vallarta by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Nuevo Vallarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Vallarta
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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