26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

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Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
2
Puebla, Mexico
— 3 nights
3
Taxco, Mexico
— 2 nights
4
Morelia, Mexico
— 2 nights
5
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 4 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
7
Valladolid, Mexico
— 2 nights
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Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
9
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights

5
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Get some historical perspective at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Museo del Templo Mayor. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and wander the streets of Coyoacan.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Puebla, Mexico

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Appreciate the collections at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) and Museo de Artes Populares. Get some cultural insight at Tonantzintla and Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales. Go for a jaunt from Puebla to San Pedro Cholula to see Zona Arqueológica de Cholula about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios, and steep yourself in history at Ex-Convento de San Gabriel.

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

You can take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November in Puebla, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Taxco.

Things to do in Puebla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tonantzintla
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Tonantzintla ©
Tonantzintla
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec

2
nights
Taxco, Mexico

Taxco ©
Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Zocalo, examine the collection at Casa Humboldt, examine the collection at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, then stop by Mercado Central, then see the interesting displays at Silver Museum (Museo de la Plateria), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Prisca de Taxco.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Taxco trip planner.

Getting from Puebla to Taxco by car takes about 3 hours. In November, Taxco is somewhat warmer than Puebla - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Taxco

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco ©
Santa Prisca de Taxco
Casa Humboldt ©
Casa Humboldt

2
nights
Morelia, Mexico

Morelia
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guadalupe Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Alfredo Zalce (mAcAZ), then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Dulce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, and finally wander the streets of Centro Historico de Morelia. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Clavijero, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de las Rosas, then don't miss a visit to The Aqueduct, and finally make a trip to Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Morelia trip planner.

You can drive from Taxco to Morelia in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Morelia when traveling from Taxco in November, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Centro Historico de Morelia
Centro Historico de Morelia
Catedral de Morelia ©
Catedral de Morelia
Guadalupe Sanctuary ©
Guadalupe Sanctuary

4
nights
Guadalajara, Mexico

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Pantaleon Panduro and Palacio de Gobierno. You'll explore and learn at Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour. Explore Guadalajara's surroundings by going to Chapala Malecon (in Chapala) and Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Expiatory Temple, enjoy some music at Teatro Degollado, see the interesting displays at Museum of Sacred Art, and explore the galleries of Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara attractions planner.

You can drive from Morelia to Guadalajara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chapala Malecon, Museo Pantaleon Panduro, Guachimontones
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

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 18th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, then examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cancun road trip app.

Fly from Guadalajara to Cancun in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guadalajara to Cancun. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guadalajara in November, with highs in Cancun at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Mayan Museum of Cancun ©
Mayan Museum of Cancun

2
nights
Valladolid, Mexico

Valladolid ©
One of the gateways to the ruins of Chichen Itza, Valladolid boasts plenty of historic charm and offers a range of tourist-oriented services that ensure pleasant holidays in this area.
On the 19th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Zaci, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Servasio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Samula, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Valladolid trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cancun in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Valladolid, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados
Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem ©
Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Delfines, take in the exciting artwork at Antaras Onix, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Automovil Antiguo del Sureste.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cancun online vacation planner.

You can drive from Valladolid to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cancun when traveling from Valladolid in November, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Antaras Onix ©
Antaras Onix

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Malecón of Havana and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Havana and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, admire the striking features of Havana Cathedral, and make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Havana road trip planning website.

Getting from Cancun to Havana by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cancun in November, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Havana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

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