47 days in Mexico Itinerary

47 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico holiday planner

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Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Drive to Tepoztlan
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Tepoztlan
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Todos Santos
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 1 day
Fly
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Puerto Escondido
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 2 nights
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Mahahual
— 1 night
Drive
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Bacalar
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Playa del Carmen
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Cozumel
— 3 nights
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Tepoztlan

— 2 nights
Tepoztlán is a town in the Mexican state of Morelos. On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Ex Convento Dominico de la Natividad and then take in the awesome beauty at Tepozteco. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco and then explore the galleries of Palacio de Cortes.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tepoztlan road trip planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Tepoztlan is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Berlin to Tepoztlan due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Tepoztlan can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Tepoztlan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

San Miguel de Allende

— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Queretaro City (Peña de Bernal & El Acueducto De Queretaro) and Guanajuato (The Alley Of The Kiss & Monumento al Pipila). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, stroll through Canada de la Virgen, don't miss a visit to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, and browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tepoztlan to San Miguel de Allende takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tepoztlan in December: high temperatures in San Miguel de Allende hover around 27°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 27:

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bosque de Chapultepec, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), Sillvermoon Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mexico City in January, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Todos Santos.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Todos Santos

— 2 nights
Todos Santos is a small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 and an hour's drive southwest from La Paz. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Mini Super Munchies, stroll through Playa Los Cerritos, and then kick back and relax at Palm Beach. On the next day, stroll through Punta Lobos and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Todos Santos trip planner.

Getting from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos by car takes about an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Todos Santos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

La Paz

— 2 nights
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then make a trip to Malecon. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach and then head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Paz planner.

Getting from Todos Santos to La Paz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Todos Santos in January since evenings lows in La Paz dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Oaxaca

— 1 day
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 11th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from La Paz to Oaxaca by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Oaxaca. Traveling from La Paz in January, Oaxaca is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Puerto Escondido

— 5 nights
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Take a break from Puerto Escondido with a short trip to Punta Cometa in Mazunte, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Manialtepec, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bacocho, and kick back and relax at Playa Zicatela.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Escondido attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, plan for much hotter nights in Puerto Escondido, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Cancun

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then examine the collection at Ka'Yok' Planetario de Cancun.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cancun trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Escondido to Cancun takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Escondido to Cancun. Traveling from Puerto Escondido in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cancun, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Holbox Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island and then soothe aching muscles at Agua Spa & Yoga Center by Casa Las Tortugas. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Yalahau Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Cocos.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Holbox Island route builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cancun to Holbox Island. In January, daytime highs in Holbox Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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 21st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Kinichna Zona Arqueologica, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, and finally Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chichen Itza route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Chichen Itza with the Route module. Traveling from Holbox Island in January, Chichen Itza is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Mahahual

— 1 night
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
On the 22nd (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Costa Maya Port and then kick back and relax at Playa Mahahual.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mahahual road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Mahahual in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in January, Mahahual is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bacalar.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Bacalar

— 1 night
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Blanco Municipality) in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, about 40km north of Chetumal, at 18° 40' 37" N, 88° 23' 43" W. In the 2010 census the city had a population of 11,084 people. On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Cocalitos. On your second day here, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then take an in-depth tour of Fuerte San Felipe Bacalar.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bacalar itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mahahual to Bacalar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bacalar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a shuttle to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Bacalar

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Playa del Carmen

— 2 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Rio Secreto, find something for the whole family at Xcaret, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gaston Charo Art Gallery Playa del Carmen.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planning site.

Traveling by shuttle from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bacalar in January: highs in Playa del Carmen hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and take in the dramatic natural features at Palancar Reef.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel takes 1.5 hours. In January in Cozumel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

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.