21 days in Mexico Itinerary

21 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Playa del Carmen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Cozumel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cancun
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Puebla
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Monterrey
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Mon), get where you need to go with Jeromi Transfers, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Av Kukulkan.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cancun attractions planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cancun is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, expect Cancun to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Av Kukulkan ©
Av Kukulkan

1
night
Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Quinta Avenida and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa del Carmen trip planning app.

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel road trip planning app.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral ©
Zona Arqueológica del Cedral

few
hours
Cancun

Cancun ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado 28 and then make a trip to El Parque de las Palapas.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun online trip builder.

Drive from Cozumel to Cancun in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping
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Mercado 28 ©
Mercado 28
El Parque de las Palapas ©
El Parque de las Palapas

7
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec, and steep yourself in history at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Cancun to Mexico City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cancun to Mexico City. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cancun in October; daily highs in Mexico City reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

3
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and explore the world behind art at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla online travel planner.

You can take a bus from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Puebla are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Tonantzintla
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)

3
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Arto Otra. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

2
nights
Monterrey

Monterrey ©
An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
On the 13th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de Santa Lucia.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterrey road trip planning site.

Fly from Mexico City to Monterrey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Parque Fundidora ©
Parque Fundidora
Parque Ecologico Chipinque ©
Parque Ecologico Chipinque
Museo del Acero Horno 3 ©
Museo del Acero Horno 3

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