28 days in Mexico Itinerary

28 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  13 h
1
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
2
Puebla
— 1 night
Shuttle:  3 h 45 min
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Bus:  10 h 45 min
4
Puerto Escondido
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
5
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  3 h
6
Palenque
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Campeche
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Merida
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Valladolid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Tulum
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
11
Cozumel
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
12
Cancun
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires

4
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mexico City day trip planning site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Mexico City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, you will find days in Mexico City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and then examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puebla trip itinerary planner.

Take a shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Puebla are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Museums Historic Sites
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Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo) ©
Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales ©
Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, and then don't miss a visit to Zocalo. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Ethnobotanical Garden and then don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Puebla to Oaxaca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Puebla in January: high temperatures in Oaxaca hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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

3
nights
Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Mazunte (Punta Cometa & Santuario La Escobilla). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus, kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto Angelito Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, Puerto Escondido is much warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mazunte
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Punta Cometa ©
Punta Cometa
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela

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. On the 21st (Tue), examine the collection at Templo de Santo Domingo, thentake in the exciting artwork at Arteria Chiapas, and then take in breathtaking views at Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Artisan2you, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, and then don't miss a visit to Chiapa de Corzo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Cristobal de las Casas trip tool.

You can fly from Puerto Escondido to San Cristobal de las Casas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in January, plan for little chillier nights in San Cristobal de las Casas, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Palenque.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chiapa de Corzo, Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
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Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Embarcadero Cañón Del Sumidero
Artisan2you ©
Artisan2you

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day
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and then take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls.

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

Traveling by shuttle from San Cristobal de las Casas to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Palenque

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

1
day
Campeche

Campeche ©
Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Puerta de Tierra and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arquelogica Edzna.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Campeche attractions planner.

You can drive from Palenque to Campeche in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Campeche due to the time zone difference. In January in Campeche, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Campeche

Historic Sites
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Zona Arquelogica Edzna ©
Zona Arquelogica Edzna
Puerta de Tierra ©
Puerta de Tierra

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Taller Maya and then don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then explore the ancient world of Mayapan Archaeological Zone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Merida tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Campeche to Merida in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Valladolid.

Things to do in Merida

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Mayapan Archaeological Zone ©
Mayapan Archaeological Zone

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 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ek Balam, thenexplore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem, thenHead underground at Cenote Xkeken, and then Head underground at Zazil Tunich.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valladolid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Merida to Valladolid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Valladolid when traveling from Merida in January, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Valladolid

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Zazil Tunich ©
Zazil Tunich
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote, and then delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Kaahal Home Tulum and then get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tulum trip builder site.

You can drive from Valladolid to Tulum in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valladolid in January, with highs in Tulum at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Xcaret, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Rancho Universo Heal a Horse Cozumel Horse Sanctuary Non-Profit Organization, thenfind something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, thenlearn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, and finally delve into the distant past at San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site.

Plan a trip to Cozumel easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cozumel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site ©
San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cancun holiday website.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Cancun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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