27 days in Mexico Itinerary

27 days in Mexico Itinerary

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27 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Havana, Cuba
Fly:  4​h
1
Cancun
— 2 nights
2
Valladolid
— 2 nights
3
Merida
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Campeche
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Palenque
— 3 nights
6
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
shuttle:  5​h 15​min
8
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Guadalajara
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Cancun

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 8th (Sat), fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cancun road trip tool .

Havana, Cuba to Cancun is an approximately 4-hour flight. In June in Cancun, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Valladolid.

Things to do in Cancun

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Swim with Dolphins
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

2
nights
Valladolid

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 9th (Sun): make a trip to Palacio Municipal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo y Ex Convento de Santiago Domingo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico -- MUREM. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Casa de los Venados, identify plant and animal life at Xkopek Parque Apicola, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Palomitas, and finally Head underground at Zazil Tunich.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valladolid online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Valladolid can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Merida.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Casa de los Venados ©
Casa de los Venados
Cenote Xkeken ©
Cenote Xkeken

3
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uxmal and Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Escape the urban bustle at Homun Cenotes and Grutas de Calcehtok. Go for a jaunt from Merida to Ticul to see EcoMuseo del Cacao about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Hideyo Noguchi, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Popular, and examine the collection at Museo de la Gastronomia Yucateca.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Merida trip planner .

You can drive from Valladolid to Merida in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Merida sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Merida

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hacienda Yaxcopoil, EcoMuseo del Cacao, Grutas de Calcehtok, Homun Cenotes, Uxmal
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral
Hacienda Yaxcopoil ©
Hacienda Yaxcopoil

3
nights
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Campeche, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zona Arquelogica Edzna and Iglesia de San Roman. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Becal and Baluarte de San Carlos/Museo de la Ciudad. Go for a jaunt from Campeche to Hampolol to see Ecoturismo Ich Ha Lol Xaan about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica de Santa Rosa Xtampac, don't miss a visit to Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ciudad Amurallada.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Campeche itinerary planner .

You can drive from Merida to Campeche in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Campeche are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Campeche, Ecoturismo Ich Ha Lol Xaan
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Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna
Zona Arqueologica de Santa Rosa Xtampac ©
Ecoturismo Ich Ha Lol Xaan ©
Ecoturismo Ich Ha Lol Xaan

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier" and Museo Del Textil will appeal to museum buffs. Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Iglesia Santo Domingo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palenque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Campeche to Palenque by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Campeche to Palenque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

3
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. Visit Reserva Moxviquil and The Guadalupe Church for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos and Steps in San Cristobal. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Centro Cultural Altos de Chiapas, view the masterpieces at Foro Cultural Kinoki, ride a horse along El Rancho Evergreen Guest Ranch, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Cristobal de las Casas journey maker site .

Traveling by bus from Palenque to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in San Cristobal de las Casas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Steps in San Cristobal ©
Steps in San Cristobal
Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos ©
Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos
The Guadalupe Church ©
The Guadalupe Church

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Monte Alban and Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C. and Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oaxaca: Santa Maria de la Asuncion (in Santa Maria del Tule) and Yagul (in Tlacolula). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, view the masterpieces at Voces de Copal, contemplate the long history of Convento de Cuilapam, and look for gifts at Antiga by VM.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Oaxaca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, Oaxaca is a bit cooler than San Cristobal de las Casas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Geoparque Mixteca Alta, Yagul, Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Playa La Bocana
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Yagul ©
Yagul

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Estatua Ecuestre de Carlos IV. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica, stroll around Alameda Central, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City travel route website .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Oaxaca in June, plan for slightly colder days in Mexico City, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
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Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan ©
Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia ©
Museo Memoria y Tolerancia

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Instituto Cultural Cabanas and MUSA Museo de las Artes Universidad de Guadalajara. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Expiatory Temple and Templo de San Agustin. Take a break from Guadalajara with a short trip to The Magic Top Museum in Zapopan, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia La Luz del Mundo, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de San Juan de Dios, stroll through Bosque de la Primavera, and stroll the grounds of Panteon de Belen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara day trip planning site .

Drive from Mexico City to Guadalajara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect nights in Guadalajara to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Magic Top Museum
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Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Panteon de Belen ©
Panteon de Belen

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