60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cabo San Lucas
— 5 nights
Fly to Culiacan, Bus to Mazatlan
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Mazatlan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
Fly
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San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Fly
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Acapulco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Puebla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palenque
— 2 nights
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Bus to Villahermosa, Fly to Merida, Bus to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 2 nights
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Tulum
— 7 nights
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Playa del Carmen
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Cozumel
— 5 nights
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Cancun
— 6 nights
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Cabo San Lucas

— 5 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.
When in Cabo San Lucas, make a side trip to see Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) in San Jose del Cabo, approximately San Jose del Cabo away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo San Lucas holiday website.

London, UK to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Cabo San Lucas due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 28:

Mazatlan

— 3 nights

Pacific Pearl

Fine beaches remain a top reason to take a trip to Mazatlan, a developed resort city with a high concentration of hotels and restaurants.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa Olas Altas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acuario Mazatlan, stop by Old Mazatlan, and admire the striking features of Catedral Mazatlan Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mazatlan road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mazatlan, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Puerto Vallarta

— 7 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: A Broken Art (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Vallarta using our trip planner.

Drive from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mazatlan to Puerto Vallarta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mazatlan in March, Puerto Vallarta is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:

San Miguel de Allende

— 3 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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende holiday maker.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to San Miguel de Allende in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in April since evenings lows in San Miguel de Allende dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Acapulco

— 3 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.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pie de la Cuesta, see the interesting displays at Fuerte De San Diego, stop by Punta Diamante, and kick back and relax at Playa Revolcadero.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Acapulco trip planning app.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Acapulco by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, expect Acapulco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, ponder the world of politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Mexico City online attractions planner.

You can fly from Acapulco to Mexico City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, Mexico City is little chillier than Acapulco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Puebla

— 3 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.
Explore Puebla's surroundings by going to Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), see the interesting displays at Museo Amparo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Museo Viviente, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo San Francisco Acatepec.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puebla day trip site.

Traveling by shuttle from Mexico City to Puebla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mexico City in April since evenings lows in Puebla dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Oaxaca

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, look for gifts at Antiga by VM, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Oaxaca Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oaxaca trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Puebla to Oaxaca by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in April; daily highs in Oaxaca reach 39°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Palenque

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier", then don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Welib Ja Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aluxes Palenque and then admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Palenque trip tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to Palenque by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

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 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Temple of the Bearded Man, explore the ancient world of The Ossuary, then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza, then explore the ancient world of Plataforma de Venus, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Chinchorro Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): Head underground at Cenote Yokdzonot, contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at La Iglesia, and finally explore the activities along Cenote Kax Ek.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip builder website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Palenque to Chichen Itza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Chichen Itza can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, explore the activities along Casa Cenote, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

Make your Tulum itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Chichen Itza to Tulum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chichen Itza in April; daily highs in Tulum reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 4:

Playa del Carmen

— 6 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
When in Playa del Carmen, make a side trip to see Xkopek Parque Apicola in Valladolid, approximately Valladolid away. Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret, don't miss a visit to Quinta Avenida, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and play a few rounds at Playacar Golf Club.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Playa del Carmen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Cozumel.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 10:

Cozumel

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from Punta Molas Faro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Columbia Reef, and explore the gorgeous colors at Palancar Reef.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cozumel driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Cancun

— 6 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 Cancun's surroundings by going to Isla Mujeres (Iglesia Del Sagrado Corazon, Punta Sur, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cancun online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 21:

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
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.