49 days in Mexico Itinerary

49 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Fly to Licenciado Benito Juarez International Airport, Drive to San Juan Teotihuacan
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puebla
— 4 nights
Bus to Mexico City, Fly to Palenque
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Palenque
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Villahermosa, Fly to Cancun, Shuttle to Holbox Island
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Holbox Island
— 2 nights
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
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Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive to Calica, Ferry to Cozumel
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cancun
— 9 nights
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San Juan Teotihuacan

— 1 night
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 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then get to know the fascinating history of Teotihuacan Pyramids.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip planner.

Guayaquil, Ecuador to San Juan Teotihuacan is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Ecuador Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

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.
Trajineras Xochimilco has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from San Juan Teotihuacan to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:

Cabo San Lucas

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), Manuel Sanchez Jewelry, &more) and La Candelaria (in Todos Santos). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, kick back and relax at Chileno Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Medano Beach, and cool off at Los Cabos Tarzan Boats.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mexico City in May since evenings lows in Cabo San Lucas dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

Puerto Vallarta

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Las Cuevas (in Sayulita), El Buzo (in Bucerias) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta day trip website.

You can fly from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Puerto Vallarta are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Puebla

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula & Zona Arqueológica de Cholula). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de las Cactaceas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Casa del Mendrugo.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puebla itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Puerto Vallarta, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Puebla, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Palenque

— 3 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, stroll through Aluxes Palenque, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Palenque planner.

Getting from Puebla to Palenque by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Holbox Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop, step off the mainland to explore Holbox Island, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, explore the activities along Yalahau Lagoon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Refugio Holbox, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Holbox Island trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Palenque to Holbox Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, flight, ferry, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Holbox Island is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

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 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Chichen Itza with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:

Tulum

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Zipline, &more) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, Head underground at Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum day trip planning tool.

Getting from Chichen Itza to Tulum by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in June: high temperatures in Tulum hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 22:

Cozumel

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, get outside with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cozumel trip builder.

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 June, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

Cancun

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Playa Norte). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines, observe the fascinating underwater world at Interactive Aquarium, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun attractions planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cancun are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 6:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.