50 days in Mexico Itinerary

50 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

50 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Medellin
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Oaxaca
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
La Paz
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Palenque
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
9
San Cristobal de las Casas
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Merida
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Medellin

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 Ek Balam. Change things up with these side-trips from Tulum: Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Zipline, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, don't miss a visit to Plastic Flamingo, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary app .

Medellin, Colombia to Tulum is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Medellin in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tulum, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palancar Reef and Columbia Reef. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Santa Rosa Wall, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, and put a fun spin on your tour with The Amazing Cozumel Race.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cozumel road trip planning website .

You can drive from Tulum to Cozumel in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cozumel are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Spas

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monte Alban and Hierve el Agua. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, take in nature's colorful creations at Ethnobotanical Garden, admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad, and make a trip to Zocalo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Oaxaca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cozumel to Oaxaca by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cozumel in November since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Jardin Etnobotanico
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

5
nights
Cabo San Lucas

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marina Cabo San Lucas and Spas. Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Plaza Mijares about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cuadra San Francisco, Plaza Mijares
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
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 discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Malecon. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, head outdoors with Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balandra Beach, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Paz travel planning tool .

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 a bit cooler in La Paz, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Old Vallarta. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Kayaking & Canoeing, Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapultepec Castle and Palacio de Bellas Artes. Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan), Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) (in Puebla) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, browse the exhibits of Museo Frida Kahlo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip builder .

Fly from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, expect nights in Mexico City to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle

3
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Explore hidden gems such as Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Aluxes Palenque. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and make a trip to Iglesia Santo Domingo.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Palenque itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to San Cristobal de las Casas.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

3
nights
San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas ©
San Cristóbal de las Casas, also known by its native Tzotzil name, Jovel, is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Templo de Santo Domingo and Iglesia de San Nicolas. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Guadalupe Church, see the interesting displays at Museo de Bichos E Insectos, and don't miss a visit to Namaste Centro de Encuentros.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Cristobal de las Casas trip tool .

Take a bus from Palenque to San Cristobal de las Casas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in San Cristobal de las Casas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your plan
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Iglesia de San Nicolas ©
Iglesia de San Nicolas

5
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uxmal and Paseo de Montejo. There's still lots to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, don't miss a visit to Ruta Puuc, enjoy the sand and surf at Progreso Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Merida trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Merida in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas to Merida is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Uxmal
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon ©
Hacienda Sotuta de Peon
Dzibilchaltún ©
Dzibilchaltún

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 discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, cool off at Float Fun Cancun, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Before you visit Cancun, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Merida to Cancun takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Merida, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Shark Diving

Similar Plans

60 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM HUNGARY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Merida, Valladolid & Bacalar BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM IRELAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Mexico SEE PLAN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States, Canada & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans