26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

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26 days in Mexico & Havana Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Mexico City, Mexico
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Puebla, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Taxco, Mexico
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Morelia, Mexico
— 2 nights
5
Guadalajara, Mexico
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
7
Valladolid, Mexico
— 2 nights
8
Cancun, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
Visit Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Zocalo for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo de Frida Kahlo. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center (Centro Historico), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Mexico City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: highs in Mexico City hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Templo San Francisco Acatepec and Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo) will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) and Museo Regional de Cholula. Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & Ex-Convento de San Gabriel) and Iglesia de Santa Maria Tonanzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Puebla, admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and steep yourself in history at Pasaje Historico del 5 de Mayo.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puebla day trip planning app .

Drive from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November in Puebla, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow 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) ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec ©
Templo San Francisco Acatepec
Catedral Basilica de Puebla ©
Catedral Basilica de Puebla

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Zocalo, see the interesting displays at Casa Humboldt, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Las Lagrimas o Casa Figueroa, then look for gifts at 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, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Taxco online road trip planner .

You can drive from Puebla to Taxco in 3 hours. Traveling from Puebla in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Taxco: highs are around 31°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Morelia.

Things to do in Taxco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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. Kick 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Morelia, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Morelia. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Clavijero, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin de las Rosas, then make a trip to The Aqueduct, and finally make a trip to Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias en Exconvento de San Francisco.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Morelia vacation maker app .

Drive from Taxco to Morelia in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Taxco in November, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Morelia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palacio de Gobierno and Basilica de Zapopan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Guadalajara: Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan) and Chapala Malecon (in Chapala). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, examine the collection at Museum of Sacred Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour, and view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes Chapultepec.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Guadalajara travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Morelia to Guadalajara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. November in Guadalajara sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Guachimontones, Museo Pantaleon Panduro, Chapala Malecon
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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.
On the 18th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cancun road trip site .

Getting from Guadalajara to Cancun by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Guadalajara to Cancun is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in November: high temperatures in Cancun hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, then Head underground at Cenote Zaci, then pause for some serene contemplation 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): make a trip to Palacio Municipal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Xkeken, then explore the activities along Cenote Samula, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of San Bernardino of Siena.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Valladolid travel planning app .

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, Valladolid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks 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 ©

1
night
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, take in the exciting artwork at Antaras Onix, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Iconografico de la Carrera Panamericana.

Find out how to plan Cancun trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Valladolid to Cancun in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Valladolid in November since evenings lows in Cancun dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Museums Beaches
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Malecon and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Havana and Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion). 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, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and admire the striking features of Havana Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havana trip builder tool .

Getting from Cancun to Havana by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Havana when traveling from Cancun in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©

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