24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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24 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
2
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Palenque
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
6
Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
9
Huatulco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Cabo San Lucas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Sacramento


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2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Glass Gallery EM, get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Art in Amber, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro de la Calle Matamoros.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta tour planning app .

Sacramento, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Puerto Vallarta. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Sacramento in November; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 86°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Art in Amber
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Swim with Dolphins
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, listen to music at Teatro Degollado, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Zapopan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Expiatory Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Guadalajara trip maker website .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, you will find days in Guadalajara are little chillier (77°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Basilica de Zapopan ©
Basilica de Zapopan

2
nights
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fabrica La Aurora, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around El Charco del Ingenio, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and then get lost in a book at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende road trip website .

Drive from Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Miguel de Allende can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Parks
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

3
nights
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. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, make a trip to Museo Frida Kahlo, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City road trip planning app .

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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1
night
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
On the 10th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aluxes Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of La Asuncion, then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palenque trip site .

You can fly from Mexico City to Palenque in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

2
nights
Tulum

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum and then cool off at Xcaret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tulum travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Tulum takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa del Carmen
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Xcaret Park ©
Xcaret Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gran Cenote ©
Gran Cenote

3
nights
Cozumel

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get in on the family fun at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park, put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race, and pick up some new knowledge with Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

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

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef

3
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, shopping, classes, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Zocalo, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca driving holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cozumel in November, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Oaxaca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Maria del Tule
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua

1
night
Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
On the 20th (Wed), stroll through Playa La Entrega and then explore the activities along Buceo Scuba Huatulco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by MOH - Organic Market Huatulco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Cruz Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Playa San Augustin.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Huatulco holiday maker .

Getting from Oaxaca to Huatulco by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Huatulco when traveling from Oaxaca in November, with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Buceo Scuba Huatulco ©
Buceo Scuba Huatulco
Playa La Entrega ©
Playa La Entrega
Playa San Augustin ©
Playa San Augustin

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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach, and make a trip to Tomas Spangler Photography Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Huatulco to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Huatulco in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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