31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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31 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Cancun
— 5 nights
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + ferry + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Cozumel
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 45​min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
7
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

5
nights
Cancun

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.
Head to Kukulcan Plaza and Mercado 28for some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Playa Delfines and Playa Norte. Step out of Cancun with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Playa del Carmen--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 28th (Sun) in unforgettable company with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. It doesn't end there: stop by Plaza Las Americas.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun tour itinerary maker site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Cancun is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Cancun. In January, Cancun is much hotter than Jerusalem - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Water Activities

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa Norte, Kukulcan Plaza
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins
Playa Delfines ©
Playa Delfines

5
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.
Ruins of Tulum and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to MexicArte and Mixikfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Tulum with a short trip to Akumal Beach in Akumal, about 36 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Wed) at Xel-Ha. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, make a trip to Plastic Flamingo, identify plant and animal life at LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and hunt for treasures at Tulum Bazaar.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tulum trip planner.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Akumal Beach, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Ruins of Tulum ©
Ruins of Tulum
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

4
nights
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Palancar and Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, stop by Diamonds International, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cozumel online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Arte de Origen and Feinstein Jewelry. Get in touch with nature at Playa del Amor and Medano Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End), tour the water at your own pace with Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Lucas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas. February in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures ©
Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas (Lands End) ©
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bucerias and Playa de los Muertos. For shopping fun, head to Faith Colectiva or Tierra Huichol. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip builder website .

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bucerias, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

3
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
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 Galeria Atotonilcofor plenty of shopping. Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel and Museo La Esquina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Charco del Ingenio, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende, and make a trip to Zocalo.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February since evenings lows in San Miguel de Allende dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
For shopping fun, head to Coyoacan or Avenida Presidente Masaryk. Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) and Templo Mayor Museum will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), stop by Tinta Naranja Urban Gallery, contemplate the long history of Chapultepec Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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National Museum of Anthropology ©
National Museum of Anthropology
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Frida Kahlo Museum ©
Frida Kahlo Museum

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