51 days in Mexico Itinerary

51 days in Mexico Itinerary

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1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
2
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 4 nights
3
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
4
Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
5
Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
6
Mazatlan
— 4 nights
7
Oaxaca
— 5 nights
8
Palenque
— 3 nights
9
Uxmal
— 1 night
10
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
11
Tulum
— 5 nights
12
Cancun
— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Chapultepec Castle and Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Arto Otra and Yawi Arte Tradicional. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic Center (Centro Historico), get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and visit Coyoacan.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City online itinerary maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mexico City is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Mexico City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Mexico City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Historic Center (Centro Historico) ©
Historic Center (Centro Historico)
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe ©
Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

4
nights
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada. Get some cultural insight at Teotihuacan Pyramids and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan Teotihuacan side-trips: Tochatlaco (in Zempoala) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ex Convent of Acolman, get engrossed in the history at Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, look for gifts at Artesanias Premier, and explore the world behind art at Museo De Los Murales Teotihuacanos - Beatriz de La Fuente.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan Teotihuacan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tlaxcala, Tochatlaco, Ex Convent of Acolman, Artesanias Premier
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Tochatlaco ©
Tochatlaco
Ex Convent of Acolman ©
Ex Convent of Acolman

5
nights
San Miguel de Allende

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fabrica La Aurora and Bordello Galeria. Parroquia de Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato and Plaza de Armas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Museo Regional (in Queretaro City) and Guanajuato (Museo Conde Rul, Artlalli, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take in the exciting artwork at Casa Michoacana, browse the exhibits of Josefina Membrila Fine Art, and get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Miguel de Allende vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guanajuato, Queretaro City
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Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

5
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Explore hidden gems such as Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Zona Romantica. Old Vallarta and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Puerto Vallarta's surroundings by going to Cabo Corrientes (Vallarta Botanical Gardens & Playa Las Animas) and Splash of Glass (in Bucerias). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, explore the world behind art at Galeria Colectika, and explore the galleries of Galleria Dante.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Miguel de Allende in November, with highs in Puerto Vallarta at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Cabo Corrientes, Splash of Glass, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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Galleria Dante ©
Galleria Dante
Old Vallarta ©
Old Vallarta
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe ©
Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Los Cerritos and Playa del Amor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach. Explore Cabo San Lucas' surroundings by going to Todos Santos (La Sonrisa de la Muerte & Manos Mexicanas) and San Jose del Cabo (Parroquia San Jose & Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Marina Cabo San Lucas, explore and take pictures at Cuadra San Francisco, take in the exciting artwork at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. In November in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Todos Santos, San Jose del Cabo, Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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La Turquesa Jewelry and Art ©
La Turquesa Jewelry and Art
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Parroquia San Jose ©
Parroquia San Jose

4
nights
Mazatlan

Mazatlan ©
Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Machado and Mazatlan Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Las Gaviotas and Playa Olas Altas. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Acuario Mazatlan, view the masterpieces at Nidart, and make a trip to Malecon.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mazatlan when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte ©
Escarabajo Azul Galeria de Arte
Plaza Machado ©
Plaza Machado
Mazatlan Cathedral ©
Mazatlan Cathedral

5
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 Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca. Get some historical perspective at Mercado Benito Juárez and Basilica de la Soledad. Get out of town with these interesting Oaxaca side-trips: Teotitlan del Valle (Porfirio Gutierrez, Casa Don Taurino, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum, explore the galleries of Voces de Copal, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oaxaca Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Oaxaca trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Mazatlan to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Oaxaca. Traveling from Mazatlan in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oaxaca, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Teotitlan del Valle
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
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Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Mercado Benito Juárez
Mercado Benito Juárez

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Iglesia Santo Domingo. Step off the beaten path and head to Aluxes and Playas de Catazaja. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Cascada de Roberto Barrios.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palenque driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Palenque takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uxmal.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playas de Catazaja
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Playas de Catazaja ©
Playas de Catazaja

1
night
Uxmal

Uxmal ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Kabah, examine the collection at Choco Story uxmal, and then make a trip to Uxmal.

Plan a Uxmal trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Palenque to Uxmal in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Palenque to Uxmal is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Uxmal

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kabah
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Choco Story uxmal ©
Choco Story uxmal
Kabah ©
Kabah

1
night
Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, thenexplore the activities along Cenote Ik kil, and finally delve into the distant past at La Iglesia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chichen Itza itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Uxmal to Chichen Itza in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Uxmal in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
Plataforma de Venus ©
Plataforma de Venus

5
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.
Head to Tulum Bazaar and Kaahal Home Tulumfor some retail therapy. Visit Ek Balam and Tulum Archaeological Site for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Valladolid (Choco-Story Valladolid & Convent of San Bernardino of Siena) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote, admire the striking features of Sfer IK, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chichen Itza in December: high temperatures in Tulum hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valladolid, Ek Balam, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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Ek Balam
Ek Balam
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá

5
nights
Cancun

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Sur and Spas. Step out of Cancun with an excursion to Tortugranja in Isla Mujeres--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at La Isla Shopping Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, explore the galleries of Galeria Balance Cancun, and see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cancun online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Cancun, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Kukulcan Plaza
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La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado

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