22 days in Mexico Itinerary

22 days in Mexico Itinerary

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22 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cozumel
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + ferry + foot + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Tulum
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
La Paz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Salt Lake City

4
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Sayulita Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zona Romantica and Lucy's CuCu Cabana. Take a break from Puerto Vallarta with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Nuevo Vallarta, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Faith Colectiva, view the masterpieces at Elements of Design, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary planning tool .

Salt Lake City, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in January; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Cozumel.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Sayulita Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

5
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.
Relax by the water at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Isla Pasion. Head to Diamonds International and Los Cinco Solesfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get outside with Paradise Beach, stop by Sherwood Depot, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, you will find days in Cozumel are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Theme Parks
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and MiNiAtUrE art Gallery. Get outdoors at Yal-ku Lagoon and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Cenote, look for gifts at Mixik, and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. In January in Tulum, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Tulum

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yal-ku Lagoon
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Grand Cenote ©
Grand Cenote
Yal-ku Lagoon ©
Yal-ku Lagoon
Climbing Tours

2
nights
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 21st (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tulum to Oaxaca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tulum in January since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to La Paz.

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

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Casa Parra and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our La Paz route maker tool .

You can fly from Oaxaca to La Paz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to La Paz. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Casa Parra ©
Casa Parra

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Santa Maria Beach and Chileno Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Galeria de Ida Victoria & Paquime). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Pepita's Magic of the Moon, take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas trip builder tool .

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paz in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Cabo San Lucas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

San Jose del Cabo
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Medano Beach ©
Medano Beach
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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