42 days in Mexico Itinerary

42 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico planner

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Tulum
— 5 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 5 nights
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Tulum

— 5 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Skydiving, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and stroll through Punta Laguna Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tulum vacation app.

Miami, USA to Tulum is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Chichen Itza

— 1 night
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil and then don't miss a visit to Chichen Itza.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza trip tool.

You can drive from Tulum to Chichen Itza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Chichen Itza. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 2 nights
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico and then make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then pause for some photo ops at Virgin Rosario of Talpa.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip builder site.

Fly from Chichen Itza to San Juan Teotihuacan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

San Miguel de Allende

— 5 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Queretaro City (Museo Regional & Convento de Santa Clara). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, and make a trip to El Jardin.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende tour itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Juan Teotihuacan to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Puerto Vallarta

— 4 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Cabo Corrientes (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta journey website.

Fly from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October, you will find days in Puerto Vallarta are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are much hotter (76°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

Cabo San Lucas

— 5 nights
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery & Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, see Off-Road Tours, take in the waterfront activity at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in November, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosque de Chapultepec.

Plan a Mexico City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Mexico City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cabo San Lucas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:

Oaxaca

— 3 nights
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.
Oaxaca is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Coyote Aventuras, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, don't miss a visit to Amate Books, and get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Cozumel

— 5 nights
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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Cozumel Country Club, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Oaxaca to Cozumel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cozumel, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Cancun

— 5 nights
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.
Cancun is known for nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cancun online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Golf
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.