60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Start: Puerto Vallarta
1
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
3
Mazatlan
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Cozumel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cancun
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
8
Palenque
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
Puebla
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
10
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Puerto Vallarta

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Vallarta side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Malecon Boardwalk, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, step off the mainland to explore Los Arcos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

Plan trip to Puerto Vallarta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Puerto Vallarta. In November in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallarta Botanical Gardens, Kayaking & Canoeing, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Food Tours
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk
Zipline

6
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.
Cabo San Lucas is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, put a fun spin on your tour with A-maze-in Cabo Race, explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chileno Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas sightseeing tool .

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mazatlan.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cuadra San Francisco
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
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Shark Diving
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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.
Mazatlan is known for historic sites, adventure, nature, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa Las Gaviotas, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Machado, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Olas Altas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mazatlan Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mazatlan sightseeing planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November since evenings lows in Mazatlan dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Mazatlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
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Playa Olas Altas ©
Playa Olas Altas
Malecon ©
Malecon
Old Mazatlan ©
Old Mazatlan

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.
Oaxaca is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, classes, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, deepen your understanding at Centro de Difusion Para el Conocimiento de La Grana Cochinilla Final Tlapanochestli, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Etnobotanico, and get outside with The Water Boils.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca online holiday planner .

Fly from Mazatlan to Oaxaca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oaxaca when traveling from Mazatlan in November, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Jardin Etnobotanico
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:
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Coyote Aventuras ©
Coyote Aventuras
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©

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.
Cozumel is known for wildlife, outdoors, theme parks, adventure, and beaches. 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, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica del Cedral, and see the vivid underwater world at Palancar Reef.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oaxaca to Cozumel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oaxaca in December since evenings lows in Cozumel dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tulum.

Things to do in Cozumel

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel ©
Discover Mexico Park Cozumel
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel ©
Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba), Chichen Itza (Temple of the Bearded Man & Chichen Itza) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Xcaret, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, stroll through Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, admire the landmark architecture of Sfer IK, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tulum online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Cozumel to Tulum in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and delve into the distant past at El Rey Archaeological Zone.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cancun travel route builder app .

You can drive from Tulum to Cancun in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Punta Sur
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Zipline

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.
Palenque is known for nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, explore the activities along Agua Clara, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier".

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palenque journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cancun to Palenque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cancun to Palenque is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and San Pedro Cholula (Parroquia de San Andres Cholula, Zona Arqueológica de Cholula, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra, examine the collection at Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), and make a trip to Tuneles de Puebla.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puebla trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Palenque to Puebla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Popocatepetl, Tonantzintla
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra

6
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Take a break from Mexico City with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, don't miss a visit to Museo Frida Kahlo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mexico City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by bus from Puebla to Mexico City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

6
nights
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.
Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Alhondiga de Granaditas (in Guanajuato) and Queretaro City (Templo y ex-convento de la Santa Cruz de los Milagros & Convento de Santa Clara). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, make a trip to Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Miguel de Allende are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Alhondiga de Granaditas
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio

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