60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cabo San Lucas
— 6 nights
Drive
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La Paz
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puebla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oaxaca
— 5 nights
Fly to Cancun, Ferry to Cozumel
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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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Morelia
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Juan Teotihuacan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Church of Saint Luke. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Arte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Sillvermoon Gallery & Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, trot along with Cuadra San Francisco, kick back and relax at Medano Beach, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas online vacation planner.

Honolulu, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 7:

La Paz

— 5 nights
It's no coincidence that La Paz means "peace" in Spanish, as this tourist center with a small-town vibe offers a tranquil atmosphere and blissfully pleasant weather throughout the year.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Archipielago Revillagigedo will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Isla Espiritu Santo, enjoy the sand and surf at Balandra Beach, explore by horseback at Rancho El Cajon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ensenada Grande.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our La Paz vacation tool.

Drive from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in November, La Paz is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Puebla.

Things to do in La Paz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Parroquia del Santo Nino Doctor. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Amparo and Museo Jose Luis Bello y Gonzales. Change things up with these side-trips from Puebla: Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula), San Pedro Cholula (Zona Arqueológica de Cholula & Parroquia de San Andres Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Puebla Cathedra.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Puebla trip planning tool.

You can fly from La Paz to Puebla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or drive. Traveling from La Paz to Puebla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in November, things will get little chillier in Puebla: highs are around 74°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:

Oaxaca

— 5 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.
Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban and Casa Don Taurino will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. Go for a jaunt from Oaxaca to Tlacolula to see Yagul about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Coyote Aventuras, pick up some new kitchen skills with Oaxaca Cooking Classes La Cocina Oaxaquena, admire the masterpieces at Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, and examine the collection at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oaxaca online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puebla to Oaxaca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Puebla in November; daily highs in Oaxaca reach 84°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Santa Rosa Wall. San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site and Museo de la Isla de Cozumel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 25th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Columbia Reef, head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel, tee off at Cozumel Country Club, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Cozumel visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Oaxaca to Cozumel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oaxaca to Cozumel is 1 hour. Traveling from Oaxaca in November, Cozumel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:

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 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Ossuary and then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cenote Ik kil, delve into the distant past at Temple of the Bearded Man, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cenote Yokdzonot.

Start your trip to Chichen Itza by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chichen Itza when traveling from Cozumel in November, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Tulum Tower. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tulum Archaeological Site and Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá. Explore Tulum's surroundings by going to Playa del Carmen (Xcaret & Zipline) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, Head underground at Cenote Taak Bi Ha, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Muyil, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum journey maker app.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 69°F in Tulum. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 7:

Palenque

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Zona Arqueologica de Palenque and Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier". Escape the urban bustle at Aluxes Palenque and Agua Azul Waterfalls. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and get insight into ancient worlds with an archaeology tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palenque trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tulum to Palenque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulum to Palenque due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:

Mexico City

— 6 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Museo Frida Kahlo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Palacio de Bellas Artes and Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City vacation planner.

Getting from Palenque to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Morelia.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

Morelia

— 5 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Let the collections at Museo Antiguo Convento Franciscano De Santa Ana de Tzintzuntzan and Centro Cultural Clavijero capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de Morelia and Santuario de Guadalupe y Exconvento de San Diego. Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueologica De Tzintzuntzan (in Tzintzuntzan) and Cuitzeo (Santa Maria Magdalena & Ex-Convento Santa Martia Magdalena). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Centro Historico de Morelia, look for gifts at Museo Michoacano de las Artesanias, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de Santa Rosa de Lima.

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

You can drive from Mexico City to Morelia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in December, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

San Juan Teotihuacan

— 2 nights
Home to perhaps the most impressive of Mexico's archaeological sites, San Juan Teotihuacan provides easy access to the World Heritage-listed "City of Gods," the largest pre-Columbian urban center in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Teotihuacan Pyramids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 and then delve into the distant past at Palacio de Tepantitla.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Juan Teotihuacan trip maker tool.

You can fly from Morelia to San Juan Teotihuacan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Puerto Vallarta

— 6 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Museum-lovers will get to explore 4D Art Museum and Cassandra Shaw Jewelry. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Zona Romantica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Punta Mita Golf Course (in Punta de Mita). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, and get outside with Bahía de Banderas.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta trip builder app.

You can fly from San Juan Teotihuacan to Puerto Vallarta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Puerto Vallarta, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 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.