29 days in Mexico Itinerary

29 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico sightseeing planner
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Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 1 night
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Isla Mujeres
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Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
Ferry to Puerto Juárez, Bus to Tulum
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Tulum
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Ek Balam Village
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cozumel
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nuevo Vallarta
— 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.
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 Medano Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Amor, stop by Ayla, and view the masterpieces at Whimsical Art Cabo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas holiday planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Cabo San Lucas. Prepare for much 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.
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La Paz — 3 nights

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 Isla Espiritu Santo and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balandra Beach and Kiosco del Malecon. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Malecon, kick back and relax at Ensenada Grande, 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 fly to Oaxaca.
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Oaxaca — 1 night

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 explore the galleries of Zona Arqueologica de 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 Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, and then take in the architecture and 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 7 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.
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Isla Mujeres — 3 nights

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 National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Guadalupe, and get outside with Garrafon Natural Reef Park.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla Mujeres planning app.

Getting from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres by combination of flight and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Isla Mujeres. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Isla Mujeres when traveling from Oaxaca in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tulum.
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Tulum — 4 nights

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 Climbing Tours and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Gran Cenote and Paradise Beach. Go for a jaunt from Tulum to Akumal to see Yal-ku Lagoon about 36 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

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Do a combination of ferry and bus from Isla Mujeres to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Tulum are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Ek Balam Village.
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Ek Balam Village — 2 nights

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 drive to Cozumel.
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Cozumel — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Paradise Beach Cozumel and Palancar Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, choose your vessel at Dive Bros, head outdoors with Dolphinaris, and take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall.

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

Traveling by car from Ek Balam Village to Cozumel takes 4 hours. 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 fly to Nuevo Vallarta.
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Nuevo Vallarta — 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Historico and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Zona Romantica. Get out of town with these interesting Nuevo Vallarta side-trips: Puerto Vallarta (Los Arcos de Mismaloya & 4D Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nuevo Vallarta Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nuevo Vallarta driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Cozumel to Nuevo Vallarta in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Nuevo Vallarta due to the time zone difference. August in Nuevo Vallarta sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time 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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