10 days in Mexico Itinerary

10 days in Mexico Itinerary

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10 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Mahahual
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
3
Salina Cruz
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Oaxaca
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Rosa Wall and Water Spout. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: go deep with a submarine tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, explore and take pictures at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to Cozumel is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Cozumel is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cozumel: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

1
day
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 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Maya Chan Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mahahual online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Mahahual takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cozumel in May: high temperatures in Mahahual hover around 93°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salina Cruz.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Salina Cruz

Salina Cruz
Salina Cruz is a major seaport on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cangrejo.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salina Cruz day trip planning tool .

Drive from Mahahual to Salina Cruz in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Mahahual to Salina Cruz is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Salina Cruz can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Salina Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte Alban.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca trip planning app .

You can drive from Salina Cruz to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Traveling from Salina Cruz in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Oaxaca, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

3
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.
Visit Chileno Beach and Divorce beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa del Amor, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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You can fly from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas in 7 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 Cabo San Lucas. When traveling from Oaxaca in May, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Divorce beach ©
Divorce beach
Shark Diving
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach

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