60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: Mexico City
1
Mexico City
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Puebla
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Palenque
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  6 h
4
Bacalar
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
5
Tulum
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cancun
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Cozumel
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Guadalajara
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
San Miguel de Allende
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cuernavaca (Spanish Language Institute - Day Course & Robert Brady Museum) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the galleries of Museo Frida Kahlo, delve into the distant past at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mexico City. In September, daytime highs in Mexico City are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Puebla.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puebla side-trips: San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & La monarca), Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala) and Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santo Domingo (Iglesia de Santo Domingo), admire the masterpieces at Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Popocatepetl.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puebla tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Mexico City to Puebla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Popocatepetl, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Tonantzintla, Volcan La Malinche
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala ©
Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala

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.
When in Palenque, make a side trip to see Tonina in Ocosingo, approximately Ocosingo away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls, examine the collection at Museo Del Textil, and stroll through Aluxes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Palenque, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puebla to Palenque in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bacalar.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tonina
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Cascadas de Misol-Ha
Cascadas de Misol-Ha

4
nights
Bacalar

Bacalar ©
Bacalar is the municipal seat and largest city in Bacalar Municipality (until 2011 a part of Othón P. Change things up with these side-trips from Bacalar: Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil (in Xpujil Town), Mahahual (Maya Chan Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Dzibanche (in Chetumal). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Bacalar, explore the ancient world of Pyramid of the Masks, and get a taste of life in the country at Num Ka'an Ranch.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bacalar day trip website.

Getting from Palenque to Bacalar by combination of taxi and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Bacalar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Tulum.

Things to do in Bacalar

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahahual, Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil, Pyramid of the Masks, Dzibanche
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Lake Bacalar ©
Lake Bacalar
Pyramid of the Masks ©
Pyramid of the Masks
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil ©
Zona Arqueológica de Xpuhil

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.
Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret, Quinta Avenida, &more), Chichen Itza (Plataforma de Venus & Chichen Itza) and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tulum Archaeological Site, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and make a trip to Casita Xaman.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tulum vacation planner.

Take a bus from Bacalar to Tulum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bacalar in October, you will find days in Tulum are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Isla Mujeres (Playa Norte, Punta Sur, &more). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, tee off at Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Delfines.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cancun holiday app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Cancun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cancun are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cozumel.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Isla Mujeres
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:
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Swim with Dolphins
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village
Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur

6
nights
Cozumel

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, kick back and relax at Playa Palancar, and stroll through Chankanaab Reef.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cozumel online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cancun to Cozumel takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo to see Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Tomas Spangler Photography Gallery, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas. In October in Cabo San Lucas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas ©
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Vallarta to Bucerias to see Art in Amber about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Marietas Islands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe, head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Vallarta trip builder website.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mexican Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marietas Islands, Art in Amber
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
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Food Tours
Marietas Islands ©
Marietas Islands
Malecon Boardwalk ©
Malecon Boardwalk

5
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 out of town with these interesting Guadalajara side-trips: Tequila Tres Mujeres (in Amatitan) and Tequila (La Fortaleza, La Cata Tequila Tasting Room, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, browse the exhibits of Paseo de las Artes Chapultepec, see the interesting displays at Instituto Cultural Cabanas, and contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Guadalajara online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Guadalajara: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tlaquepaque, Tequila, Tequila Tres Mujeres, TOM Guadalajara
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
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Instituto Cultural Cabanas ©
Instituto Cultural Cabanas
Museo Pantaleon Panduro ©
Museo Pantaleon Panduro
Acuario Michin Guadalajara ©
Acuario Michin Guadalajara

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Queretaro City (Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro, Museo de Arte Sacro, &more) and Guanajuato (Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Alhondiga de Granaditas, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, and admire the landmark architecture of Fabrica La Aurora.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Guadalajara to San Miguel de Allende in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Queretaro City, Guanajuato
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 18:
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Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery ©
Chapel of Jimmy Ray Gallery
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas

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