24 days in Mexico & San Juan Itinerary

24 days in Mexico & San Juan Itinerary

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Cancun, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 3 nights
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Tulum, Mexico
— 7 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 7 nights
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Cancun, Mexico

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Playa Norte (in Isla Mujeres) and Playa del Carmen (Skydiving & Quinta Avenida). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get in on the family fun at Puerto Maya Cancun, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Balance Cancun, and stop by Plaza Las Americas.

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

Tijuana to Cancun is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Tijuana in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cancun: highs are around 86°F and lows about 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Shopping

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Chichen Itza, Mexico

— 3 nights
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Venture out of the city with trips to Izamal (Zona Arqueologica de Izamal & Convento de San Antonio de Padua). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and explore the fascinating underground world of Balankanche Cave.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planner.

Drive from Cancun to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Tulum, Mexico

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Tulum is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and Head underground at Cenotes Sac Actun.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tulum online vacation planner.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in October, Tulum is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. You will leave for San Juan on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 7 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, and kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip planning site.

You can fly from Tulum to San Juan in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tulum to San Juan. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tulum in October, with highs in San Juan at 90°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.