43 days in Mexico Itinerary

43 days in Mexico Itinerary

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43 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tulum
— 6 nights
5
Chichen Itza
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Mahahual
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
La Paz
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Romantica and Old Vallarta. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Peyote People, and take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk.

Before you visit Puerto Vallarta, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, Puerto Vallarta is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Riviera Nayarit, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and National Palace (Palacio Nacional). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, and wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico).

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in February, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 28°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Columbia Reef and Santa Rosa Wall. Relax by the water at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Punta Chiqueros. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef, admire the masterpieces at Galo Art Studio, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cozumel sightseeing planner.

Getting from Mexico City to Cozumel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel. Traveling from Mexico City in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cozumel, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá and Tulum Archaeological Site. Explore hidden gems such as Gran Cenote and Aktun Chen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Spas (in Playa del Carmen). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Mon) at Xel-Ha. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and shop like a local with MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tulum trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cozumel to Tulum takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Xel-Ha, Spas, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Aktun Chen, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha ©
Xel-Ha
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

4
nights
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Get a sense of the local culture at Ek Balam and Chichen Itza. Get some historical perspective at Ek Balam and The Ossuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chichen Itza: Valladolid (Casa de los Venados, Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, & more) and Iglesia de San Jose (in Espita).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in February, with highs in Chichen Itza at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mahahual.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Valladolid, Iglesia de San Jose, Isla Pajaros, Ek Balam, Ek Balam
Highlights from your plan
Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Ek Balam ©
Ek Balam
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

2
nights
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Diamonds International, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mahahual driving holiday planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Mahahual in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Mahahual. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diamonds International
Highlights from your plan
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balandra Beach and Balandra Beach. Caktu Souvenirs and La Paz Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with HarkerBoard co., enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Migrino, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Paz trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mahahual to La Paz takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mahahual in March since evenings lows in La Paz dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Balandra Beach, Playa Migrino
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Playa del Amor and Santa Maria Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose & Plaza Mijares) and Todos Santos (La Candelaria & Playa Los Cerritos). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Cabo San Lucas, and kick back and relax at Divorce beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas journey builder tool .

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in March, plan for slightly colder days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Todos Santos, San Jose del Cabo
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Amor ©
Playa del Amor
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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