50 days in Mexico Itinerary

50 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Tulum
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Taxi + 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 Cenotes Sac Actun. Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Zipline, &more), Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village) and Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, stop by Kaahal Home Tulum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature, and make a trip to Plastic Flamingo.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tulum trip planning app.

Medellin, Colombia to Tulum is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Medellin in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tulum, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam
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Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Scuba & Snorkeling
Off-Road Tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: get outside with Paradise Beach Cozumel, take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall, stroll through Palancar Reef, and kick back and relax at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cozumel day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Spas
Paradise Beach Cozumel ©
Paradise Beach Cozumel

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 Hierve el Agua. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Etnobotanico, and admire the striking features of Basilica de la Soledad.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oaxaca holiday website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cozumel to Oaxaca is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cozumel in November since evenings lows in Oaxaca dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Jardin Etnobotanico
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Hierve el Agua ©
Hierve el Agua
Andador de Macedonia Alcala ©
Andador de Macedonia Alcala

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marina Cabo San Lucas and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from Cabo San Lucas with a short trip to Plaza Mijares in San Jose del Cabo, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Luke, and ride a horse along Cuadra San Francisco.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Oaxaca to Cabo San Lucas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, 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, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Cabo San Lucas. 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

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Plaza Mijares, Cuadra San Francisco
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Cuadra San Francisco ©
Cuadra San Francisco
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Isla Espiritu Santo and Malecon. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach, and head outdoors with HarkerBoard co..

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read La Paz trip planner.

You can 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, La Paz is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Los Arcos, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Puerto Vallarta. Traveling from La Paz in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Puerto Vallarta. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Kayaking & Canoeing, Marietas Islands, Vallarta Botanical Gardens
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapultepec Castle and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: 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). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, take a peaceful walk through Bosque de Chapultepec, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Mexico City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, you will find days in Mexico City are little chillier (26°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aluxes and Agua Azul Waterfalls. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Palenque trip planner.

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

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Templo de Santo Domingo and Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Guadalupe, make a trip to Namaste Centro de Encuentros, get engrossed in the history at Museo Jtatik Samuel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo del Carmen.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Cristobal de las Casas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Palenque to San Cristobal de las Casas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in San Cristobal de las Casas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Merida.

Things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas ©
Catedral de San Cristobal de Las Casas
Templo de Santo Domingo ©
Templo de Santo Domingo
Iglesia de Guadalupe ©
Iglesia de Guadalupe

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uxmal and Hacienda Sotuta de Peon. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Paseo de Montejo, explore the world behind art at Museo Casa Montejo, delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, and admire the striking features of Plaza Grande.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Merida trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Cristobal de las Casas to Merida in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Cristobal de las Casas to Merida. In December, daily temperatures in Merida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Uxmal
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Shark Diving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Guadalupe Chapel). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get where you need to go with Jeromi Transfers, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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

Fly from Merida to Cancun in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Merida in December, plan for little chillier days in Cancun, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
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Swim with Dolphins
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spas

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