31 days in Mexico Itinerary

31 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Acapulco
— 4 nights
2
Cuernavaca
— 2 nights
3
Tepoztlan
— Few hours
4
Puebla
— 3 nights
5
San Pedro Cholula
— Few hours
6
Tlaxcala
— Few hours
7
Coatepec
— 2 nights
8
Boca del Rio
— 1 night
9
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
10
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
11
Villahermosa
— 2 nights
12
Campeche
— 2 nights
13
Merida
— 1 night
14
Izamal
— 1 night
15
Chichen Itza
— Few hours
16
Valladolid
— Few hours
17
Cancun
— 5 nights
18
Isla Mujeres
— Few hours
19
Playa del Carmen
— Few hours
20
Tulum
— Few hours

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Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Get some historical perspective at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) and Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Ventura and Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Barra de Coyuca, make a trip to Capilla del Atardecer, take in the waterfront activity at Club de Yates, and take in the exciting artwork at House of Culture.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Acapulco travel route planning site.

Tijuana to Acapulco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Tijuana, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Acapulco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco, Playa Ventura
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Club de Yates ©
Club de Yates
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace) ©
Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace)
Barra de Coyuca ©
Barra de Coyuca

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Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then delve into the distant past at Piramides de Teopanzolco.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cuernavaca trip planner.

You can drive from Acapulco to Cuernavaca in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Acapulco in May; daily highs in Cuernavaca reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tepoztlan.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Spas Museums Historic Sites
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Spas & Wellness
Piramides de Teopanzolco ©
Piramides de Teopanzolco
Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo ©
Museo de Arte Indigena Contemporaneo

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Tepoztlan

Tepoztlán is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lagartija Club Mezcal.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tepoztlan travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cuernavaca to Tepoztlan takes an hour. In May in Tepoztlan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Puebla.

Things to do in Tepoztlan

Spas Breweries & Distilleries
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Spas
Lagartija Club Mezcal ©
Lagartija Club Mezcal

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Cantona Archaeological Ruins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Secret Convent of Santa Monica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo).

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puebla online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tepoztlan to Puebla takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tepoztlan in May: high temperatures in Puebla hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Pedro Cholula.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Zone Yohualichan
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Cantona Archaeological Ruins ©
Cantona Archaeological Ruins
Archaeological Zone Yohualichan ©
Archaeological Zone Yohualichan
Secret Convent of Santa Monica ©
Secret Convent of Santa Monica

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San Pedro Cholula

San Pedro Cholula
For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro Cholula online journey planner.

You can drive from Puebla to San Pedro Cholula in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for Tlaxcala on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in San Pedro Cholula

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala
To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tlaxcala trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Pedro Cholula to Tlaxcala takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Tlaxcala are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Coatepec.

Things to do in Tlaxcala

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Coatepec

Coatepec ©
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo del Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Antonio de Huatusco, thenstop by Los Milagros Galeria, thensee the interesting displays at Museo de La Orquidea, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bautista Galvez.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Coatepec journey planner.

You can drive from Tlaxcala to Coatepec in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boca del Rio.

Things to do in Coatepec

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de San Antonio de Huatusco
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Museo de La Orquidea ©
Museo de La Orquidea
Museo del Cafe ©
Museo del Cafe
Casa Bautista Galvez ©
Casa Bautista Galvez

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Boca del Rio

Boca del Rio ©
For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boca del Rio holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Coatepec to Boca del Rio takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Boca del Rio

Fun & Games Shopping
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Alboa ©
Alboa
La Josefina ©
La Josefina

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), Head underground at Yagul, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Bocana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe Neri Temple. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de la Asuncion, contemplate the long history of Convento de Cuilapam, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boca del Rio to Oaxaca takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boca del Rio in May since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yagul, Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Playa La Bocana
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Convento de Cuilapam ©
Convento de Cuilapam
San Felipe Neri Temple ©
San Felipe Neri Temple
Yagul ©
Yagul

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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. Iglesia de Guadalupe and Museo Centro Cultural Altos de Chiapas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Iglesia de San Nicolas and Museo del ambar Lilia Mijangos. Change things up with a short trip to Chiflon Cascades in Tuxtla Gutierrez (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center, see the interesting displays at Museo de Trajes Regionales, view the masterpieces at Foro Cultural Kinoki, and explore the galleries of Arteria Chiapas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Cristobal de las Casas road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, San Cristobal de las Casas is a bit warmer than Oaxaca - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Villahermosa.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chiflon Cascades
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Steps in San Cristobal ©
Steps in San Cristobal
Iglesia de San Nicolas ©
Iglesia de San Nicolas
Iglesia de Guadalupe ©
Iglesia de Guadalupe

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Villahermosa

Villahermosa ©
Villahermosa is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Tabasco, and the municipal seat of the Centro municipality. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral del Senor de Tabasco, thentake an in-depth tour of Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer, and then explore the ancient world of Comalcalco. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Museo de Historia Natural and then examine the collection at Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Villahermosa trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from San Cristobal de las Casas to Villahermosa by car takes about 5 hours. In May in Villahermosa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Campeche.

Things to do in Villahermosa

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate, Comalcalco
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Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer ©
Casa Museo Carlos Pellicer
Catedral del Senor de Tabasco ©
Catedral del Senor de Tabasco
Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate ©
Drupa Museo Interactivo del Chocolate

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Becal, thensteep yourself in history at Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Roman. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Campeche Country Club.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Campeche driving holiday planner.

Drive from Villahermosa to Campeche in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Villahermosa to Campeche is 1 hour. Traveling from Villahermosa in May, you will find days in Campeche are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Merida.

Things to do in Campeche

Golf Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea Gate (Puerta del Mar)
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Campeche Country Club ©
Campeche Country Club
Iglesia de San Roman ©
Iglesia de San Roman
Museo Becal ©
Museo Becal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Merida attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Campeche to Merida takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Izamal.

Things to do in Merida

Museums Spas Historic Sites
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Museo de Arte Popular ©
Museo de Arte Popular
Iglesia de Jesus ©
Iglesia de Jesus
Spas

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Izamal

Izamal
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Izamal trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Merida to Izamal takes an hour. May in Izamal sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Izamal

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza online travel planner.

You can drive from Izamal to Chichen Itza in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Izamal in May: highs in Chichen Itza hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will leave for Valladolid on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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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.
For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Valladolid trip planner.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Valladolid by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Valladolid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Cancun.

Things to do in Valladolid

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cancun

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.
Visit Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Zona Arqueológica El Meco for their historical value. Relax by the water at Playa Marlin and Playa Chacmool. Spend the 29th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Escenica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xcacel Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Langosta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Valladolid to Cancun by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Valladolid in May, expect Cancun to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Xcacel Beach ©
Xcacel Beach
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

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Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres ©
Tiny municipal seat of an eponymous island, each season Isla Mujeres swells to bursting with international tourists coming here to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, and sail.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalupe Chapel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Isla Mujeres day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Historic Sites
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PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN ©
PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN
Guadalupe Chapel ©
Guadalupe Chapel

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Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen and then take in the exciting artwork at Sun Jaguar.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Getting from Isla Mujeres to Playa del Carmen by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Sun Jaguar ©
Sun Jaguar
Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen ©
Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen

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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.
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Playa del Carmen to Tulum in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Tulum

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