51 days in North America Itinerary

51 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico sightseeing planner

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Acapulco
— 12 nights
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Mexico City
— 10 nights
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Guadalajara
— 14 nights
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Monterrey
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Acapulco

— 12 nights
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Diamante and Barra Vieja Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Ventura in Playa Ventura (about 27 hours away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace), contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia de Puerto Marques, get engrossed in the history at Acapulco Historical Museum of Fort San Diego, and take a memorable drive along Costera.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Acapulco online tour planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Acapulco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Guatemala City in June, with highs in Acapulco at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Mexico City

— 10 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore hidden gems such as Memory and Tolerance Museum and Torre Latino. Venture out of the city with trips to Jardines de Mexico (in Jojutla), Mirador Pena del Cuervo (in Mineral del Chico) and Cosmovitral Jardin Botanico (in Toluca). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Murales de Diego Rivera en la Secretaria de Educacion Publica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Acapulco to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Acapulco in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Mexico City: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 13:

Guadalajara

— 14 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Expiatory Temple and Chapala Malecon. Change things up with these side-trips from Guadalajara: Lugar de los Altos de Jalisco (in Tepatitlan de Morelos), Guachimontones (in Teuchitlan) and Tequila (Cascada Los Azules, Casa Sauza, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Ajijic Malecon, take in nature's colorful creations at Bosque Colomos, explore the activities along Lake Chapala, and take in the exciting artwork at Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Guadalajara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mexico City in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Guadalajara: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 28:

Monterrey

— 12 nights

City of the Mountains

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Ecologico Chipinque and Parque la Huasteca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterrey: Cascada del Chipitin (in Santiago), Bustamante (San Miguel de Arcangel church & Grutas de Bustamante) and Saltillo (Museo de la Cultura Taurina, Museo del Sarape y Trajes Mexicanos, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Grutas de Garcia, get to know the resident critters at Bioparque Estrella, stroll around Parque Fundidora, and perfect your strike at Rollins.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterrey trip planner.

Getting from Guadalajara to Monterrey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterrey

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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