45 days in Mexico Itinerary

45 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 3 nights
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Mexico City
— 4 nights
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Oaxaca
— 3 nights
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Merida
— 4 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
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Isla Mujeres
— 3 nights
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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Cozumel
— 2 nights
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 3 nights
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Tulum
— 3 nights
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Bacalar
— 4 nights

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5
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Cabo San Lucas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parroquia San Jose and Church of Saint Luke. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Museo de Historia Natural. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, play a few rounds at Palmilla Golf Club, kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas online route builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Cabo San Lucas hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
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Shark Diving
Parroquia San Jose ©
Parroquia San Jose
Picacho Adventures ©
Picacho Adventures

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and El Centro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Museo Casa Tequilera (in Bucerias) and Dressel Divers (in Punta de Mita). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, browse the exhibits of Galeria Colectika, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and enjoy breathtaking views from Faro de la Calle Matamoros.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. June in Puerto Vallarta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Museo Casa Tequilera, Dressel Divers
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

4
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Memoria y Tolerancia and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Monumento y Museo de la Revolucion. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, make a trip to Zocalo, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and steep yourself in history at House of Tiles (Casa de los Azulejos).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City journey maker site.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in June; daily highs in Mexico City reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte Alban and Convento de San Jeronimo. Get some cultural insight at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Temple Tlacochahuaya. Take a break from Oaxaca with a short trip to Zona Arqueologica Zaachila in Zaachila, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coyote Aventuras, contemplate the long history of Ex-Convento de Santa Catalina, make a trip to Santa Maria de la Asuncion, and take in the exciting artwork at Voces de Copal.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oaxaca trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Mexico City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oaxaca, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Maria de la Asuncion, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman

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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.
Gran Museo del Mundo Maya and Museo Becal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dzibilchaltún and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan. Get out of town with these interesting Merida side-trips: Hacienda Yaxcopoil (in Yaxcopoil) and Yucatan Snook (in Chuburna). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merida Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Popular, browse the exhibits of Nahualli Casa de los Artistas, and examine the collection at Casa Museo Montes Molina.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Merida travel route planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Merida in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oaxaca in June; daily highs in Merida reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Merida

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hacienda Yaxcopoil, Museo Becal, Yucatan Snook
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Museo Becal ©
Museo Becal
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún
Merida Cathedral ©
Merida Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, and finally explore the ancient world of La Iglesia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then see the vivid underwater world at Chinchorro Reef, and then explore the ancient world of D'zitnupt Cenote.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chichen Itza online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Merida to Chichen Itza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Isla Mujeres.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yucatan Peninsula, Cenote Yokdzonot
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Chinchorro Reef
Chinchorro Reef
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Sur and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at PARROQUIA INMACULADA CONCEPCIÓN and Guadalupe Chapel. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, see the interesting displays at Captain Dulche's Museum, kick back and relax at Playa Norte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Farito.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isla Mujeres holiday builder tool.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Chichen Itza to Isla Mujeres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Isla Mujeres can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
El Farito ©
El Farito

2
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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.
On the 26th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and then browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cancun attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Isla Mujeres to Cancun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Cancun sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Zona Arqueologica El Rey ©
Zona Arqueologica El Rey

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Cozumel

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 28th (Mon): explore the ancient world of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, then stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, and then see some colorful creatures with Go Divers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel, see the vivid underwater world at Columbia Reef, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef
Go Divers ©
Go Divers
Parque Nacional  Arrecifes de Cozumel ©
Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel

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Cozumel

Cozumel ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral and then explore the gorgeous colors at Chankanaab Reef. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galo Art Studio, then discover the deep blue sea with CozuDive Diving & Snorkeling, and then see the vivid underwater world at Paseo El Cedral Reef.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
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CozuDive Diving & Snorkeling ©
CozuDive Diving & Snorkeling
Chankanaab Reef ©
Chankanaab Reef
Galo Art Studio ©
Galo Art Studio

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church and Zona Arqueologica Playa del Carmen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Skydiving. Go for a jaunt from Playa del Carmen to Puerto Morelos to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Chikin Ha, admire the masterpieces at Museo Frida Kahlo, browse the exhibits of Ambarte, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Playa del Carmen can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Morelos
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Shark Diving
Chikin Ha ©
Chikin Ha

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Tulum Archaeological Site and Muyil. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Multum Ha Cenote and Art Gallery Miniature. Change things up with a short trip to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get outside with Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, stroll through Cenote Car Wash, Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tulum Tower.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tulum online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Tulum takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Tulum, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coba, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret, Muyil
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

4
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Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Get a sense of the local culture at Dzibanche and Zona Arqueologica Oxtankah. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Bacalar and The GAIA Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Bacalar side-trips: Xpujil Town (Xpuhil & Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fuerte de San Felipe, explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks, get outside with Stromatolites in Bacalar Rapids, and relax and rejuvenate at Masajes Txape.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bacalar visit planner.

Getting from Tulum to Bacalar by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tulum, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bacalar, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bacalar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Xpujil Town, Pyramid of the Masks, Dzibanche, Kinichna, Zona Arqueologica Oxtankah
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Dzibanche ©
Dzibanche
Zona Arqueologica Oxtankah ©
Zona Arqueologica Oxtankah
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil

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