42 days in North America Itinerary

42 days in North America Itinerary

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Mexico City
— 30 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tulum
— 2 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Mexico City

— 30 nights

City of Palaces

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 Popocatepetl. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Valle de Bravo (Velo de Novia Waterfall & Piedra Herrada Sanctuary), Rio subterraneo Chontalcoatlan (in Cacahuamilpa) 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, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, 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 Santa Lucía Air Force Base / Felipe Angeles International Airport. In October in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hierve el Agua and then trek along Pueblos Mancomunados.

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You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in November: highs in Oaxaca hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Tulum.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

Tulum

— 2 nights
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, then explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with 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 6.5 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 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Cozumel

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, then look 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 Cozumel Beach Club 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 car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Cozumel are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
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Puerto Vallarta

— 3 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and 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 kick back and relax at Los Muertos Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta online trip planner.

Fly from Cozumel to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10: