55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico planner

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Fly
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Cancun
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cozumel
— 6 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tulum
— 7 nights
Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 3 nights
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Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Tampico, Taxi to Ciudad Valles
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Ciudad Valles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Mexico City
— 7 nights
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Cancun

— 5 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Isla Mujeres (Punta Sur & Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon) and Parroquia Catolica de San Jose (in Puerto Morelos). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Interactive Aquarium, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and play a few rounds at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cancun online trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cancun is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cancun due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: highs in Cancun hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:

Cozumel

— 6 nights
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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and find something for the whole family at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cozumel trip planner.

You can fly from Cancun to Cozumel in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Cozumel can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:

Chichen Itza

— 2 nights
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 18th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, then stroll through Chinchorro Reef, and then Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chichen Itza road trip planner.

Getting from Cozumel to Chichen Itza by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cozumel in June; daily highs in Chichen Itza reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Tulum

— 7 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, look for gifts at LassaH Ethnic Design Made with Love, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tulum day trip planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in June, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 26:

Palenque

— 3 nights
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE. The World Heritage-listed remnants of this settlement seem little changed by the passage of time and represent one of Mexico's finest examples of Mayan architecture.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls, and stroll through Aluxes Palenque.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Palenque journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tulum to Palenque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulum to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ciudad Valles.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Ciudad Valles

— 2 nights
Ciudad Valles is the second-largest city in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. On the 30th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Tamasopo Falls and then admire the sheer force of Huasteca Potosina. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Tamtoc Archaeological Site and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ciudad Valles trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Palenque to Ciudad Valles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Ciudad Valles

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

San Miguel de Allende

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Miguel de Allende side-trips: Guanajuato (Museo Iconografico del Quijote, Museo Ex-Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera, &more) and Queretaro City (Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro & Museo Regional). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Miguel de Allende journey builder site.

Getting from Ciudad Valles to San Miguel de Allende by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:

Cabo San Lucas

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cabo San Lucas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 13:

Puerto Vallarta

— 5 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita) and Playa Las Animas (in Cabo Corrientes). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, head outdoors with Danisha Sport Fishing, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. In July in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Puebla

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & Parroquia de San Andres Cholula), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de las Cactaceas.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puebla trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in July, you will find days in Puebla are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

Mexico City

— 7 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore Mexico City's surroundings by going to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan) and Spanish Language Institute - Day Course (in Cuernavaca). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and stroll around Bosque de Chapultepec.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip planning site.

You can take a shuttle from Puebla to Mexico City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30:

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.