60 days in Mexico Itinerary

60 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Cabo San Lucas
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
La Paz
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Mexico City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cozumel
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Cancun
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Tulum
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Mahahual
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Huatulco
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Shark Diving. Head to Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery and Enrique Bascon, Galeria de Artefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: Playa Los Cerritos (in Todos Santos) and San Jose del Cabo (Mi Casa Azul Art Gallery & Plaza Mijares). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Luke, stroll through Santa Maria Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cabo San Lucas itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cabo San Lucas is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Cabo San Lucas at 82°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to La Paz.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Jose del Cabo, Playa Los Cerritos
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Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Los Cerritos ©
Playa Los Cerritos

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Balandra Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. We've included these beaches for you: Balandra Beach and Playa Migrino. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Malecon, enjoy the sand and surf at Ensenada Grande, and take a stroll around Centro Cultural La Paz.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the La Paz road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo San Lucas in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in La Paz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in La Paz

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Migrino, Balandra Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Balandra Beach ©
Balandra Beach

7
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coyoacan and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5. Head to Casa Nayaa Mezcal and Arto Otrafor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Mexico City: Zocalo (in Puebla) and Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala (in Tlaxcala). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Historic Center (Centro Historico), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mexico City journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from La Paz to Mexico City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Paz to Mexico City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from La Paz in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 72°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cozumel.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zocalo, Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala, Casa Nayaa Mezcal, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5, Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
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Zocalo
Zocalo
Coyoacan ©
Coyoacan
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

8
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.
For shopping fun, head to Deja Vu Leather & Jewelry or Galo Art Studio. You'll get in some beach time at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park and Playa Palancar. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palancar Reef, explore the striking landscape at Santa Rosa Wall, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cozumel travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Mexico City to Cozumel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Cozumel is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in December: highs in Cozumel hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Cozumel

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Punta Sur Eco Beach Park ©
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Santa Rosa Wall ©
Santa Rosa Wall

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Playa Delfines. Head to La Isla Shopping Village and Mercado 28for plenty of shopping. Explore Cancun's surroundings by going to IBEROSTAR PARAISO BEACH GOLF CLUB (in Playa Paraiso), National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos) and Punta Sur (in Isla Mujeres). There's still lots to do: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Kukulcan Plaza, and look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cancun holiday planning tool.

Getting from Cozumel to Cancun by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Climbing Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at MexicArte and Sfer IK. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Off-Road Tours (in Playa del Carmen), Chichen Itza (in Chichen Itza) and Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cenotes Sac Actun, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tulum itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cancun to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mahahual.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ek Balam, Aktun Chen, Off-Road Tours, Chichen Itza, Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Visiting Maya Chan Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lake Bacalar. When in Mahahual, make a side trip to see Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Bacalar, approximately Bacalar away. It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and stop by Colleen's Magnetic Jewelry.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mahahual trip app.

Traveling by car from Tulum to Mahahual takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tulum in January, you will find days in Mahahual are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Huatulco.

Things to do in Mahahual

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bacalar, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maya Chan Beach ©
Maya Chan Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

6
nights
Huatulco

Huatulco ©
A short flight from Mexico City, scenic Huatulco features nine picture-perfect bays on the Pacific coast.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Zicatela and Playa La Entrega. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Buceo Scuba Huatulco. Change things up with these side-trips from Huatulco: Bahia Estacahuite (in Puerto Angel) and Playa Zipolite (in Zipolite). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Playa San Augustin, take in the dramatic scenery at Magic Falls, stop by MOH - Organic Market Huatulco, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cacaluta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Huatulco trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mahahual to Huatulco in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mahahual to Huatulco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mahahual in January, Huatulco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Huatulco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Zicatela, Bahia Estacahuite, Playa Zipolite
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Playa Zicatela ©
Playa Zicatela
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Playa La Entrega
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Playa San Augustin

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mega Comercial Mexicana or OPC Oficina de Proyectos Culturales. Visiting Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Vallarta: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Punta de Mita), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Sayulita) and Art in Amber (in Bucerias). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Playa Las Animas, and step off the mainland to explore Marietas Islands.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta tour planner.

You can fly from Huatulco to Puerto Vallarta in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Huatulco in January, things will get slightly colder in Puerto Vallarta: highs are around 80°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Playa Las Animas, Marietas Islands
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nuevo Vallarta Beach ©
Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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