60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Playa del Carmen
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Merida
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Puebla
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
San Juan Teotihuacan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Queretaro City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
San Miguel de Allende
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Ajijic
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Guadalajara
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
10
Puerto Vallarta
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
11
Zacatecas
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
12
Cozumel
— 7 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h
End: New York City

7
nights
Playa del Carmen

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and Cenote Chaak Tun. For shopping fun, head to La Isla Shopping Village or Art Gallery Miniature. Get out of town with these interesting Playa del Carmen side-trips: Ek Balam (in Ek Balam Village), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Convent of San Bernardino of Siena (in Valladolid). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stroll through Chikin Ha, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Playa del Carmen is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Playa del Carmen, with lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulum, Cancun, Akumal, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Climbing Tours

7
nights
Merida

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Head to Plaza Altabrisa and Galeria La Eskalerafor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan and Uxmal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merida: Cenote Ik kil (in Chichen Itza) and Convento de San Antonio de Padua (in Izamal). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Dzibilchaltún, take in the spiritual surroundings of Merida Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande, and explore the galleries of Casa Pompidou.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Merida trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Playa del Carmen to Merida takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in September: highs in Merida hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Merida

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cenote Ik kil, Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Uxmal
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 15:
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Noche Mexicana ©
Noche Mexicana
Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua

4
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.
Head to Bazar los Sapos and La monarcafor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) and Zocalo. Venture out of the city with trips to Zona Arqueológica de Cholula (in San Pedro Cholula), Tonantzintla (in San Andres Cholula) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra, delve into the distant past at Chalcatzingo, get some fabulous bargains at La Gran Fama, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes Populares.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puebla sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Merida to Puebla in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Merida to Puebla, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Merida in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Puebla, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Pedro Cholula, Chalcatzingo, Tonantzintla, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Popocatepetl
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula ©
Zona Arqueológica de Cholula

6
nights
Mexico City

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Antropologia and Chapultepec Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Center (Centro Historico) and Coyoacan. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

Plan my day in Mexico City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a bus from Puebla to Mexico City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. September in Mexico City sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Juan Teotihuacan.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:
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Food Tours
Chapultepec Castle ©
Chapultepec Castle
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan

1
night
San Juan Teotihuacan

San Juan Teotihuacan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo Manuel Gamio Centro de Estudios Teotihuacanos, then make a trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, and then delve into the distant past at Piramide de la Serpiente Emplumada.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan Teotihuacan driving holiday planner.

Drive from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Queretaro City.

Things to do in San Juan Teotihuacan

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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4
nights
Queretaro City

Queretaro City ©
With a World Heritage-listed town center, Queretaro offers plenty of colonial charm appealing to visitors looking to add a bit of history and culture to their vacation.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza de Armas and Historic Center of Santiago de Queretaro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peña de Bernal and El Acueducto De Queretaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queretaro City: Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano (in Colon), San Juanito (in Tequisquiapan) and Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico (in Ezequiel Montes). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Fundacion Santiago Carbonell, stop by Quinto Real, view the masterpieces at Galeria Libertad, and see the interesting displays at Museo Regional.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Queretaro City trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Juan Teotihuacan to Queretaro City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Queretaro City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Queretaro City

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica de la Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano, San Juanito, Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Museo Fundacion Santiago Carbonell ©
Museo Fundacion Santiago Carbonell
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico ©
Finca Sala Vive by Freixenet Mexico
Peña de Bernal ©
Peña de Bernal

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fabrica La Aurora and Diego Rivera Museum and Home (Museo Casa Diego Rivera). Head to Casa Michoacana and Cono Seis Galeriafor plenty of shopping. Explore San Miguel de Allende's surroundings by going to Guanajuato (Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato & Alhondiga de Granaditas). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, view the masterpieces at Galeria Nepantla, buy something for everyone on your list at Doce 18, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Miguel de Allende trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Queretaro City to San Miguel de Allende in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in San Miguel de Allende sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ajijic.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Guanajuato
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel

2
nights
Ajijic

Ajijic ©
On the 6th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Fiaga Boutique, then don't miss a visit to Ajijic Malecon, and finally sample the fine beverages at Casa tequila bonanza bar. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Francisco, gain insight at Santos Degollado Secondary School, stroll the grounds of Ajijic Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to Kiosco de Ajijic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Andres Catholic Church.

Plan my day in Ajijic using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Ajijic in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Ajijic

Historic Sites Spas Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Parroquia de San Francisco
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Parroquia de San Francisco ©
Parroquia de San Francisco
Fiaga Boutique ©
Fiaga Boutique
Spas

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Instituto Cultural Cabanas and Guachimontones. For shopping fun, head to Lugo or Paseo de las Artes Chapultepec. Go for a jaunt from Guadalajara to Zapopan to see Andares about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Teatro Degollado, browse the exhibits of Del Corazon de la Tierra- Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Centro de Arte Moderno de Guadalajara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Guadalajara Cathedral.

Plan my day in Guadalajara using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ajijic to Guadalajara in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Andares, Museo Pantaleon Panduro, Guachimontones, Lugo
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
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Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour ©
Tlaquepaque and Tonala Artisans Tour
Guachimontones ©
Guachimontones
Expiatory Temple ©
Expiatory Temple

8
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.
Relax by the water at Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Las Animas. Do your shopping at Galeria Colectika and Artesanias Watakame. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Bahía de Banderas, and stop by El Centro.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Guadalajara in October: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zacatecas.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Playa Las Animas, Marietas Islands
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Zacatecas

Zacatecas ©
Beautifully preserved architecture and a refreshing lack of mass tourism remain among the main reasons to take a trip to Zacatecas, a colonial-era city at the heart of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Zacatecas, then see the interesting displays at Rafael Coronel Museum (Museo Rafael Coronel), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro de la Bufa, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina El Eden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Guadalupe, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Francisco Goitia, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Pedro Coronel, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zacatecas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Zacatecas by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Puerto Vallarta in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Zacatecas: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Zacatecas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Museo de Guadalupe
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Museo de Guadalupe ©
Museo de Guadalupe
Catedral de Zacatecas ©
Catedral de Zacatecas
Cerro de la Bufa ©
Cerro de la Bufa

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Palancar Reef and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Galo Art Studio and Black Coral Shopfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at The Mayan Cacao Company, get outside with The Money Bar Beach Club, and explore the gorgeous colors at Santa Rosa Wall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zacatecas to Cozumel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Zacatecas in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cozumel, with highs around 84°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

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