60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Puerto Vallarta
— 6 nights
2
Mahahual
— 1 night
3
Tulum
— 7 nights
4
Cozumel
— 9 nights
5
Cancun
— 7 nights
6
Merida
— 5 nights
7
Palenque
— 2 nights
8
Oaxaca
— 6 nights
9
La Paz
— 7 nights
10
Cabo San Lucas
— 8 nights

6
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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Vallarta and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Head to Galeria Colectika and Flea Marketsfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Cabo Corrientes (Playa Las Animas & Vallarta Botanical Gardens) and Nuevo Vallarta Beach (in Nuevo Vallarta). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, kick back and relax at Los Muertos Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Los Muertos Pier, and take a stroll through El Centro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Vallarta trip planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in July: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahahual.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Corrientes, Marietas Islands, Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Las Animas ©
Playa Las Animas

1
night
Mahahual

Mahahual ©
A growingly popular destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, for most of its history Mahahual remained a tiny fishing village well off the beaten path.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Costa Maya Port, kick back and relax at Maya Chan Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mahahual Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mahahual trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Vallarta to Mahahual takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Mahahual due to the time zone difference. In July in Mahahual, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mahahual Beach ©
Mahahual Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Chaak Tun. Do your shopping at Little Bali and Plaza Las Americas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulum: Playa del Carmen (3D Museum of Wonders & Off-Road Tours), Cenote Hubiku (in Temozon) and Valladolid (Palacio Municipal & Museo de San Roque). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Xpu-ha Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gran Cenote.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tulum trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mahahual to Tulum in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mahahual in July, with highs in Tulum at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Tulum

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Valladolid, Akumal, Cenote Hubiku
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Cenote Chaak Tun ©
Cenote Chaak Tun
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cenote Hubiku ©
Cenote Hubiku

9
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach Cozumel and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mayan Cacao Company and Galo Art Studio. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, identify plant and animal life at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, find something for the whole family at Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park, and head outdoors with The Money Bar Beach Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tulum to Cozumel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

7
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Cancun

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Punta Sur and Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Playa Delfines. Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Zipline, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos, &more), Isla Mujeres (Captain Dulche's Museum, Guadalupe Chapel, &more) and IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mayan Museum of Cancun, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica El Rey, find something for the whole family at Xoximilco Cancun by Xcaret, and walk around arte Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cancun road trip website.

Fly from Cozumel to Cancun in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Cancun, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Merida.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB
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Punta Sur ©
Punta Sur
Shark Diving
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Casa Montejo and Gran Museo del Mundo Maya. Popular historic sites such as Uxmal and Mayapan Archaeological Zone are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merida: Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena (in Santa Elena), Grutas Santa Maria (in Homun) and Izamal (Big Mercado & Convento de San Antonio de Padua). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Merida Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Kabah, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Grande, and don't miss a visit to Paseo de Montejo.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Merida trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Cancun to Merida in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cancun in August, you will find days in Merida are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palenque.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Izamal, Uxmal, Museo de Las Momias de Santa Elena, Kabah, Grutas Santa Maria
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Uxmal ©
Uxmal
Convento de San Antonio de Padua ©
Convento de San Antonio de Padua
Museo Casa Montejo ©
Museo Casa Montejo

2
nights
Palenque

Palenque ©
Palenque remains best known for the nearby ruins of an ancient Mayan city, which probably flourished around the 7th century CE.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Agua Azul Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Welib Ja Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Aluxes, explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Palenque trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Merida to Palenque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Palenque

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Zona Arqueologica de Palenque ©
Zona Arqueologica de Palenque
Aluxes ©
Aluxes
Agua Azul Waterfalls ©
Agua Azul Waterfalls

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monte Alban and Mercado Benito Juárez. You'll explore and learn at Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca and Museo de Sitio Casa Juárez. Go for a jaunt from Oaxaca to Ixtlan to see Capulalpam de Mendez about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, make a trip to Tule Tree, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Palacio-Espacio de la Diversidad, and see the interesting displays at Oaxaca Textile Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oaxaca itinerary planner.

Fly from Palenque to Oaxaca in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Oaxaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Paz.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Capulalpam de Mendez, Tule Tree
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman ©
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Monte Alban ©
Monte Alban
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca ©
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

7
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La Paz

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Agora de La Paz and Museo de Antropologia e Historia de Baja California Sur. Relax by the water at Balandra Beach and Playa Pichilingue (Pichilingue Beach). Take a break from La Paz with a short trip to Museo de la Musica in El Triunfo, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, browse the exhibits of Tamal Gallery, make a trip to Malecon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Coromuel.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read La Paz day trip planning tool.

Getting from Oaxaca to La Paz by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mexican Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oaxaca in August; daily highs in La Paz reach 44°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Museo de la Musica
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach
Isla Espiritu Santo ©
Isla Espiritu Santo

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia San Jose and Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Sacristia Art & History and 100 % Mexico Hecho a Mano. Get out of town with these interesting Cabo San Lucas side-trips: San Jose del Cabo (101artgalleries, Mercado Municipal, &more) and Todos Santos (Museo de la Casa de Cultura & Playa Los Cerritos). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Santa Maria Beach, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural, stroll through Chileno Beach, and get outside with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from La Paz in September, plan for slightly colder days in Cabo San Lucas, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Todos Santos
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos
Santa Maria Beach ©
Santa Maria Beach

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