18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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18 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Salvador
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mexico City
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Chihuahua
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Los Mochis
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h
6
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Cancun
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Mexico City
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Salvador


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2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Xochimilco and Parque recreativo La Marquesa. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque recreativo La Marquesa, then go all around town with Xochimilco, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker app .

Salvador, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Salvador to Mexico City. Traveling from Salvador in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Mexico City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

La Marquesa
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Xochimilco ©
Xochimilco
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©
La Marquesa ©
La Marquesa

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nights
Queretaro City

Queretaro City
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Queretaro City day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Queretaro City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: highs in Queretaro City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Mexico City on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Queretaro City

Tours Shopping Museums
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hours
Mexico City

Mexico City
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Traveling by car from Queretaro City to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Queretaro City in May, you will find days in Mexico City are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). You will leave for home on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Museums Nightlife
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3
nights
Chihuahua

Chihuahua
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chihuahua planner .

Explore your travel options from Mexico City to Chihuahua with the Route module. Traveling from Mexico City to Chihuahua, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: highs in Chihuahua hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Los Mochis on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Chihuahua

Parks Museums Outdoors
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1
day
Los Mochis

Los Mochis
Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Mochis trip maker tool .

Drive from Chihuahua to Los Mochis in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Chihuahua in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Mochis, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Oaxaca on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Los Mochis

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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nights
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 24th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Soledad, see the interesting displays at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., then stop by El Nahual, and finally delve into the distant past at Monte Alban. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, explore the fascinating underground world of Yagul, and then hike along Pueblos Mancomunados.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Los Mochis to Oaxaca with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Mochis in May, Oaxaca is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Yagul
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

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nights
Cancun

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then see the vivid underwater world at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun driving holiday planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Cancun in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Cancun is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in May, Cancun is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cancun

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Explore hidden gems such as Museo de Arte Popular and Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Palacio de Cortes. Venture out of the city with trips to Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco & Robert Brady Museum). See some other sides of Mexico City: explore the striking landscape of Chapultepec Park, examine the collection at Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino, and take a stroll through Coyoacan.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Mexico City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cancun in May, things will get a bit cooler in Mexico City: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cuernavaca
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Museo de Arte Popular ©
Museo de Arte Popular
Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec
Robert Brady Museum ©
Robert Brady Museum

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