42 days in Mexico Itinerary

42 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mexico City
— 30 nights
2
Oaxaca
— 3 nights
3
Tulum
— 2 nights
4
Cozumel
— 3 nights
5
Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights

30
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of the city life by going to Bosque de Chapultepec and Balloon Rides. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Rio subterraneo Chontalcoatlan (in Cacahuamilpa), Valle de Bravo (Velo de Novia Waterfall & Piedra Herrada Sanctuary) and Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, step into the grandiose world of Chapultepec Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Querétaro Intercontinental Airport and General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport. In October in Mexico City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Cuernavaca, San Juan Teotihuacan, Valle de Bravo, Tochatlaco
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Monte Alban, head outdoors with The Water Boils, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. On the next day, make a trip to Hierve el Agua and then trek along Pueblos Mancomunados.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oaxaca visit planning tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yagul
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Pueblos Mancomunados ©
Pueblos Mancomunados
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, thenexplore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, thenbrowse the exhibits of Balam Art On Feathers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tulum driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Oaxaca to Tulum in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Tulum due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tulum, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Palancar and then delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Tulum to Cozumel in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Playa Palancar ©
Playa Palancar

3
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, 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: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Dante and then stroll through Los Muertos Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

You can fly from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

A Broken Art
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Swim with Dolphins
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Zona Romantica ©
Zona Romantica

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