49 days in Mexico Itinerary

49 days in Mexico Itinerary

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49 days in Mexico Itinerary

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
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
4
Palenque
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Punta Sur. Venture out of the city with trips to Croco Cun Zoo (in Puerto Morelos) and Guadalupe Chapel (in Isla Mujeres). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, find something for the whole family at Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip site .

Medellin, Colombia to Cancun is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Medellin in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cancun, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to 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
Shark Diving

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Piramide del Pensamiento Positivo. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the engaging exhibits at Choco-Story Valladolid, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and view the masterpieces at MiNiAtUrE art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tulum vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cancun to Tulum takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Choco-Story Valladolid, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Ek Balam
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 Palancar Reef and The Amazing Cozumel Race. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Iglesia Santo Domingo. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get to know the resident critters at Aluxes Palenque.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palenque road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cozumel to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monte Alban and Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hierve el Agua, look for gifts at El Nahual, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Soledad.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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 Museums
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

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 Santa Maria Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Plaza Mijares about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, and view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cabo San Lucas, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive 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
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Balandra Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isla Espiritu Santo, don't miss a visit to Malecon, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get outside with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach).

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the La Paz online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in La Paz, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta journey planner .

Fly from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Vallarta when traveling from La Paz in November, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Peña de Bernal. Change things up with these side-trips from San Miguel de Allende: Monumento al Pipila (in Guanajuato) and Convento de Santa Clara (in Queretaro City). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, examine the collection at Museo La Esquina, and make a trip to MuVarte.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende trip planner .

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. In December, San Miguel de Allende is a bit cooler than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

5
nights
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 Chapultepec Castle and Food Tours. Step out of Mexico City to go to San Juan Teotihuacan and see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, explore the striking landscape of Bosque de Chapultepec, and contemplate the long history of National Palace (Palacio Nacional).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mexico City day trip 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. In December, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle

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