55 days in Mexico Itinerary

55 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
2
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
3
Puebla
— 5 nights
4
Cancun
— 5 nights
5
Cozumel
— 5 nights
6
Tulum
— 7 nights
7
Bacalar
— 4 nights
8
Palenque
— 4 nights
9
Mexico City
— 5 nights
10
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
11
Guadalajara
— 4 nights

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia San Jose and La Turquesa Jewelry and Art. Escape the urban bustle at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Traveling from Auckland in September, things will get much warmer in Cabo San Lucas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Parroquia San Jose, Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach
Parroquia San Jose ©
Parroquia San Jose

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Swim with Dolphins. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Corrientes to see Playa Las Animas about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through El Centro, head off the coast to Isla Cuale, view the masterpieces at Elements of Design, and explore the galleries of Galleria Dante.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Las Animas, Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

5
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Cantona Archaeological Ruins. Popular historic sites such as Puebla Cathedra and Barrio del Artista are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puebla: Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), Tlaxcala (Santuario de las Luciernagas & Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan) and Volcan La Malinche (in Huamantla). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Zocalo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), stop by Talavera de la Luz, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente.

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

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Puebla in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October: highs in Puebla hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Tlaxcala, Cacaxtla - Xochitécatl, Tonantzintla, Volcan La Malinche
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

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.
Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Tattooartefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Zona Arqueológica El Meco. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Morelos (National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos & Shark Diving) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cancun day trip planner.

You can fly from Puebla to Cancun in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puebla to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Puebla, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cancun, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Morelos, Zona Arqueológica El Meco, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos

5
nights
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Cozumel Pearl Farm will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galo Art Studio and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at San Francisco Reef, stop by Sergio's Silver from Taxco, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise (Paraiso) Reef.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
San Francisco Reef ©
San Francisco Reef
El Paso del Cedral Reef ©
El Paso del Cedral Reef

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Cenote Santa Cruz. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Playa Xpuha and Mayan Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza), Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Chikin Ha) and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena (in Valladolid). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ek Balam, explore the activities along Gran Cenote, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Miniature.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tulum route website.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Cozumel to Tulum in 3.5 hours. In October in Tulum, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Bacalar.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Cenote Santa Cruz, La Playa Xpuha
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Shark Diving
Ek Balam
Ek Balam

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Diamonds International. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil and Dzibanche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bacalar: Kohunlich (in Chetumal) and Maya Chan Beach (in Mahahual). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bacalar road trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Tulum to Bacalar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tulum in October: highs in Bacalar hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Palenque.

Things to do in Bacalar

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chetumal, Mahahual, Diamonds International, Pyramid of the Masks, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil

4
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Get outdoors at Cascadas de Misol-Ha and Welib Ja Waterfalls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". Get out of town with these interesting Palenque side-trips: Tonina (in Ocosingo) and Playas de Catazaja (in Catazaja). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Agua Azul Waterfalls and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo.

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

Drive from Bacalar to Palenque in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tonina, Playas de Catazaja
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Cascada de Roberto Barrios ©
Cascada de Roberto Barrios
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada. Popular historic sites such as Zocalo and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe are in your itinerary. Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins in Tula de Allende Municipality--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Polanco.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Juan Teotihuacan, Tula Toltec Archaeological Ruins
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:
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Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fabrica La Aurora and Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro and Teatro de la Republica. Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Mina Cinco Senores (in Mineral de Pozos), Casa de La Corregidora (in Queretaro City) and Santuario de Jesus Nazareno (in Atotonilco). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Carmen, look and learn at Museo de Astronomia Prehispanica, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud, and view the masterpieces at Mr Poster.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Drive from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Pena de Bernal, Mina Cinco Senores, Santuario de Jesus Nazareno, Temple of Carmen
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Fabrica La Aurora ©
Fabrica La Aurora
Temple of Carmen ©
Temple of Carmen

4
nights
Guadalajara

Guadalajara ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Expiatory Temple and Aranzazu Temple. Panteon de Belen and Iglesia La Luz del Mundo will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Guadalajara to go to Tequila and see La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Chapala, and take a peaceful walk through Bosque de la Primavera.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Guadalajara itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guadalajara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, Lake Chapala
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bosque de la Primavera ©
Bosque de la Primavera
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Instituto Cultural Cabanas

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