24 days in Mexico Itinerary

24 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Sacramento
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Palenque
— 1 night
+3
Bus + 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
Fly:  1 h 45 min
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Glass Gallery EM, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Art in Amber, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, take a leisurely stroll along 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 visit a coastal fixture at Faro de la Calle Matamoros.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta day trip website.

Sacramento, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Puerto Vallarta is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sacramento in November, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at 86°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to 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): see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, enjoy some music at Teatro Degollado, then appreciate the history behind Basilica de Zapopan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guadalajara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November: highs in Guadalajara hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guadalajara

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, then get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Keep things going the next day: stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, then examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, and then browse the collection at Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende holiday maker.

You can 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. November in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Shopping
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Museo La Esquina ©
Museo La Esquina

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 with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can 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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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

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, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes, and then admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of La Asuncion, then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, and then make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Palenque tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough 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.
On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum and then find something for the whole family at Xcaret. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tulum trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Tulum takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Tulum due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, partake in some friendly competition at The Amazing Cozumel Race, and find something for the whole family at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, see the interesting displays at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Benito Juárez, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in November, Oaxaca is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Maria del Tule
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

1
night
Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Entrega and then explore the activities along Buceo Scuba Huatulco. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at MOH - Organic Market Huatulco, explore the activities along Santa Cruz Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Playa San Augustin.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Huatulco online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Huatulco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Huatulco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Nature Beaches
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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas itinerary maker.

You can 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 Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Huatulco, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cabo San Lucas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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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