49 days in Mexico Itinerary

49 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Medellin
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Cancun
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cozumel
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7 h
4
Palenque
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
9
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Medellin

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get in on the family fun at Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cancun sightseeing planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Cancun is an approximately 7- hour flight. Traveling from Medellin in October, Cancun is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Croco Cun Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Swim with Dolphins
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spas

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Gran Cenote. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, contemplate the long history of Ek Balam, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Prehistoria Parque Dos Ojos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tulum trip site.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tulum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Ek Balam, Choco-Story Valladolid
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Paradise Beach Cozumel. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn more about the world around you at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

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

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel

4
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aluxes and Agua Azul Waterfalls. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palenque trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Palenque by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cozumel to Palenque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monte Alban and Hierve el Agua. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, hunt for treasures at Mercado Benito Juárez, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca planning website.

Traveling by flight from Palenque to Oaxaca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Oaxaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua
Andador de Macedonia Alcala ©
Andador de Macedonia Alcala

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marina Cabo San Lucas and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with a short trip to Plaza Mijares in San Jose del Cabo (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Cabo San Lucas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Plaza Mijares
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
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Shark Diving
Marina Cabo San Lucas ©
Marina Cabo San Lucas
Spas

3
nights
La Paz

La Paz ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Isla Espiritu Santo and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach), make a trip to Malecon, and stroll through Balandra Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the La Paz day trip tool.

You can drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in La Paz when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
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Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Zona Romantica. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Vallarta, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and head off the coast to Marietas Islands.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta travel app.

You can fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from La Paz in November since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Kayaking & Canoeing, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Peña de Bernal and Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Convento de Santa Clara (in Queretaro City) and Monumento al Pipila (in Guanajuato). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and browse the exhibits of Mr Poster.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip app.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in December, expect San Miguel de Allende to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Monumento al Pipila
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal
Monumento al Pipila ©
Monumento al Pipila

5
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapultepec Castle and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mexico City trip builder app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:
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Food Tours
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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