12 days in Mexico Itinerary

12 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cancun
— 1 night
2
Merida
— 1 night
3
Oaxaca
— 1 night
4
Mexico City
— 1 night
5
Guadalajara
— 1 night
6
San Jose del Cabo
— 1 night
7
Tijuana
— 1 night
8
Ciudad Juarez
— 1 night
9
Chihuahua
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Tattooarte, thenbrowse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun journey maker app.

New York City, USA to Cancun is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Cancun at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for gifts at Manzur Fabrica de Guayaberas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia El Jesus,Tercera Orden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, thensteep yourself in history at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande.

Plan trip to Merida with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cancun to Merida by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Cancun, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Merida, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Shopping
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Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Plaza Grande ©
Plaza Grande
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan

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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.
On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, thenlook for gifts at Antiga by VM, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Oaxaca takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Merida to Oaxaca. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Merida in June: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, thenadmire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mexico City trip simple and quick.

Getting from Oaxaca to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in July, plan for little chillier days in Mexico City, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Guadalajara

Guadalajara
One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Michin Guadalajara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aranzazu Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guadalajara online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Guadalajara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guadalajara, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Jose del Cabo.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Acuario Michin Guadalajara ©
Acuario Michin Guadalajara

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San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo ©
Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, thenpush the limits with an extreme tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Jose del Cabo planner.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to San Jose del Cabo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Guadalajara to San Jose del Cabo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in July: high temperatures in San Jose del Cabo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tijuana.

Things to do in San Jose del Cabo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Chileno Beach
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Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery ©
Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery
Chileno Beach ©
Chileno Beach
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Tijuana

Tijuana
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tijuana road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Jose del Cabo to Tijuana. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Jose del Cabo to Tijuana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose del Cabo in July, things will get slightly colder in Tijuana: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Ciudad Juarez.

Things to do in Tijuana

Wineries Nightlife Tours
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Ciudad Juarez

Ciudad Juarez ©
Ciudad Juárez is the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Juarez, examine the collection at La Rodadora, and then browse the different shops at Las Misiones Mall. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Ciudad Juarez and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Mexicaneidad.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ciudad Juarez tour planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tijuana to Ciudad Juarez due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tijuana in July; daily highs in Ciudad Juarez reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chihuahua.

Things to do in Ciudad Juarez

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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La Rodadora ©
La Rodadora
Cathedral of Ciudad Juarez ©
Cathedral of Ciudad Juarez
Las Misiones Mall ©
Las Misiones Mall

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Chihuahua

Chihuahua ©
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco and then have fun and explore at Casa Siglo XIX.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chihuahua online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ciudad Juarez to Chihuahua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ciudad Juarez in July, Chihuahua is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chihuahua

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Casa Siglo XIX ©
Casa Siglo XIX
Iglesia de San Francisco ©
Iglesia de San Francisco

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