18 days in Mexico Itinerary

18 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Mexico City
— 2 nights
2
Queretaro City
— 2 nights
3
Mexico City
— Few hours
4
Chihuahua
— 3 nights
5
Los Mochis
— 1 day
6
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
7
Cancun
— 3 nights
8
Mexico City
— 2 nights

2
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Trajineras Xochimilco and La Marquesa. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around La Marquesa, thensqueeze the most out of the city with Trajineras Xochimilco, and then steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip tool.

Salvador, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Salvador to Mexico City. Traveling from Salvador in May, Mexico City is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Queretaro City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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

Traveling by car from Mexico City to Queretaro City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in May: highs in Queretaro City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Tours Shopping Museums
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Mexico City

Mexico City
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Queretaro City to Mexico City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Queretaro City in May: highs in Mexico City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to Chihuahua.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours Museums Nightlife
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Chihuahua

Chihuahua
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chihuahua itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mexico City to Chihuahua. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Chihuahua due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in May, you will find days in Chihuahua are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Los Mochis.

Things to do in Chihuahua

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Los Mochis

Los Mochis
Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Mochis trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chihuahua to Los Mochis. Traveling from Chihuahua in May, Los Mochis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. You'll set off for Oaxaca on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Los Mochis

Outdoors Parks Museums
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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 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Soledad, examine the collection at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., thenlook for gifts at El Nahual, and finally contemplate the long history of Monte Alban. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Yagul, and then trek along Pueblos Mancomunados.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Los Mochis to Oaxaca with the Route module. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Mochis in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Oaxaca, with lows around °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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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art ©
Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art
Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then explore the gorgeous colors at National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Cancun by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cancun. Traveling from Oaxaca in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cancun, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough 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 ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

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Mexico City

Mexico City ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo de Arte Popular and Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan and Palacio de Cortes. Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco & Robert Brady Museum). See even more of Mexico City: stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz, and stop by Coyoacan.

Discover how to plan a Mexico City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cancun to Mexico City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun to Mexico City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cancun in May; daily highs in Mexico City reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Cuernavaca
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo de Arte Popular ©
Museo de Arte Popular
Bosque de Chapultepec ©
Bosque de Chapultepec

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