48 days in Mexico Itinerary

48 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  15 h
1
Cancun
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  2 h
2
Tulum
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Acapulco
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Mazatlan
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
9
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
10
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
11
Puerto Escondido
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Vienna

4
nights
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.
Visiting National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Visit Zona Arqueológica El Meco and Guadalupe Chapel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Puerto Morelos (Shark Diving & Nature & Wildlife Tours). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of El Rey Archaeological Zone, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Ninos Heroes, kick back and relax at Xcacel Beach, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cancun driving holiday planning tool.

Vienna, Austria to Cancun is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Vienna to Cancun due to the time zone difference. In April, Cancun is warmer than Vienna - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres, Zona Arqueológica El Meco
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Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
Zona Arqueológica El Meco ©
Zona Arqueológica El Meco

5
nights
Tulum

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Playa Xpuha and Paradise Beach. Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos and Art Gallery Miniature will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cenote Santa Cruz, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, and glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip site.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Tulum sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Playa Xpuha, Cenote Santa Cruz
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha

5
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Mayan Cacao Company and Zona Arqueológica del Cedral. Explore hidden gems such as Cozumel Pearl Farm and Paradise (Paraiso) Reef. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Martin, take in the exciting artwork at BALAM Art Painted on Feathers, stroll through Paseo El Cedral Reef, and stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel online trip builder.

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. April in Cozumel sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef
The Mayan Cacao Company ©
The Mayan Cacao Company
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Trick Eye and Museo Nacional de la Acuarela. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de la Basilica de Guadalupe and Museo Del Estanquillo. When in Mexico City, make a side trip to see Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Tepotzotlan, approximately Tepotzotlan away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, see the interesting displays at Museo Postal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Square of the Three Cultures, and take in the exciting artwork at Ambarte.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mexico City itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Cozumel to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cozumel to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cozumel in May, expect Mexico City to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Museo Nacional del Virreinato
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Museo Nacional de la Acuarela ©
Museo Nacional de la Acuarela
Museo Nacional del Virreinato ©
Museo Nacional del Virreinato
Museo Nacional de San Carlos ©
Museo Nacional de San Carlos

2
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ex Convent of Acolman, contemplate the long history of Convento Agustino, then look for gifts at Galeria Media Luna, and finally delve into the distant past at Teotihuacan Pyramids. On your second day here, head outdoors with Flying Pictures Mexico and then delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ex Convent of Acolman, Galeria Media Luna, Convento Agustino
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Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman
Palacio de Tepantitla ©
Palacio de Tepantitla
Convento Agustino ©
Convento Agustino

5
nights
Acapulco

Acapulco ©
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Ventura and Museo La Avispa. Get a sense of the local culture at Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco and House of Culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Barra de Coyuca, view the masterpieces at Galeria Las Brisas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pichilingue, and play a few rounds at Tres Vidas Club de Golf.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Acapulco visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Juan Teotihuacan to Acapulco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Acapulco can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Playa Ventura, Zona Arqueologica de Tehuacalco, Museo La Avispa
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Campamento Tortuguero Playa Hermosa ©
Campamento Tortuguero Playa Hermosa
Museo La Avispa ©
Museo La Avispa
Barra de Coyuca ©
Barra de Coyuca

5
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.
Let the collections at Galeria Coppelia and Galeria Caballito de Mar capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Sergio Bustamante. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Casa Tequilera (in Bucerias) and Sayulita (Kayaking & Canoeing & Playa De Los Muertos). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, take in the exciting artwork at Ro'Wo Galeria, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The Museo Naval. Puerto Vallarta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta trip maker app.

Getting from Acapulco to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Acapulco in May: highs in Puerto Vallarta hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sayulita, Museo Casa Tequilera, Galeria Coppelia
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Let the collections at Museo Arqueologia and Nidart capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Copala and Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get outside with Venados Baseball Club, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Mazatlan, look for gifts at Onilikan, and kick back and relax at Playa Olas Altas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlan is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mazatlan, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario ©
Iglesia De Nuestra Senora Del Rosario
Copala ©
Copala

6
nights
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 La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Tanya Talamante. Venture out of the city with trips to San Jose del Cabo (Fishing Charters & Tours & Bill Olvera), Playa Los Cerritos (in Todos Santos) and Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve (in Cabo Pulmo). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Divorce beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cabo San Lucas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Playa Los Cerritos, Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yagul and Temple Tlacochahuaya. Museum-lovers will get to explore Zona Arqueologica Zaachila and Voces de Copal. Step out of Oaxaca to go to San Martin Tilcajete and see Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Amor, take a spin around town with Coyote Aventuras, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Jeronimo, and admire the striking features of Templo de la Compania de Jesus.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oaxaca day trip site.

Fly from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Oaxaca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in May: highs in Oaxaca hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Escondido.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Workshop of Jacobo and Maria Angeles, Playa Del Amor, Yagul, Zona Arqueologica Zaachila
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Playa Del Amor ©
Playa Del Amor
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila ©
Zona Arqueologica Zaachila

3
nights
Puerto Escondido

Puerto Escondido ©
Puerto Escondido is a small port and tourist center in the municipality of San Pedro Mixtepec Distrito 22 in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Universidad del Mar campus and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa Coral, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then stroll through Santuario La Escobilla.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Escondido route app.

Getting from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Escondido, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Escondido

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mazunte
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Playa Coral ©
Playa Coral
Playa Marinero ©
Playa Marinero
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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