20 days in Mexico Itinerary

20 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Puebla
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
5
Chihuahua
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Creel
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 15 min
7
Los Mochis
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h 45 min
8
La Paz
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Mazatlan
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Guadalajara
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

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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.
Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, make a trip to Paseo de la Reforma, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in March: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and then stop by Zocalo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puebla trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales ©
Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales

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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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take in the exciting artwork at Voces de Copal, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, and stop by El Nahual.

Start your trip to Oaxaca by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Puebla in April, with highs in Oaxaca at 39°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Basilica de la Soledad ©
Basilica de la Soledad

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nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Cristobal de las Casas: Cascada El Chiflon (in Comitan), Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero (in Chiapa de Corzo) and Agua Azul Waterfalls (in Palenque). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chiapa de Corzo, view the masterpieces at Arteria Chiapas, explore the galleries of Enzue, and examine the collection at Museo Mesoamericano del Jade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Cristobal de las Casas road trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Oaxaca in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in San Cristobal de las Casas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chihuahua.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cascada El Chiflon, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero, Chiapa de Corzo, Agua Azul Waterfalls
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Cascada El Chiflon ©
Cascada El Chiflon
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero

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night
Chihuahua

Chihuahua ©
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Centro Cultural Universitario Quinta Gameros.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chihuahua online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Cristobal de las Casas to Chihuahua. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas to Chihuahua. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas in April: high temperatures in Chihuahua hover around 34°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Creel.
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Centro Cultural Universitario Quinta Gameros ©

1
night
Creel

Creel
Creel is a town in the Sierra Tarahumara of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Creel route planner.

Getting from Chihuahua to Creel by car takes about 4 hours. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Los Mochis.

Things to do in Creel

Outdoors Tours Parks
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day
Los Mochis

Los Mochis ©
Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Sinaloa and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Benjamin Francis Johnston.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Mochis travel route builder.

You can drive from Creel to Los Mochis in 11 hours. In April, daytime highs in Los Mochis are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Los Mochis

Parks
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Parque Sinaloa ©
Parque Sinaloa
Jardin Botanico Benjamin Francis Johnston ©
Jardin Botanico Benjamin Francis Johnston

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La Paz

It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
La Paz is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, look for gifts at Casa Parra Gallery, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paz trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Mochis to La Paz in 10 hours. In April in La Paz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

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hours
Mazatlan

Mazatlan
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mazatlan trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from La Paz to Mazatlan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. When traveling from La Paz in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mazatlan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll set off for Guadalajara on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara attractions app.

You can drive from Mazatlan to Guadalajara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Mazatlan to Guadalajara, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Guadalajara, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Fun & Games
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Room Escape Games

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