60 days in Puerto Vallarta, Oaxaca & Cancun Itinerary

60 days in Puerto Vallarta, Oaxaca & Cancun Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico travel route planner

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Puerto Vallarta
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Oaxaca
— 11 nights
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Cancun
— 28 nights
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Puerto Vallarta

— 20 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Vallarta: Sayulita Bird Watching Tours, West Mexico (in Sayulita), Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes) and Tailwind Outdoor Co. (in San Francisco). And it doesn't end there: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, head off the coast to Marietas Islands, explore the striking landscape at Los Arcos de Mismaloya, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Vallarta online trip builder.

Indianapolis, USA to Puerto Vallarta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Puerto Vallarta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in December: high temperatures in Puerto Vallarta hover around 82°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Oaxaca.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Oaxaca

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oaxaca: Tlacolula (Capilla Del Senor De Tlacolula & Yagul). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, trek along Coyote Aventuras, sample some tasty brews at Oaxaca Profundo Sessions, and make a trip to Andador de Macedonia Alcala.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oaxaca journey planner.

Getting from Puerto Vallarta to Oaxaca by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oaxaca, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cancun.

Things to do in Oaxaca

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Cancun

— 28 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Xaman Ha Aviary, Xcaret, &more), Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá (in Coba) and Valladolid (Suytun Cenote, Iglesia De San Servacio, &more). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Norte, and explore the ancient world of Punta Sur.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cancun trip site.

Getting from Oaxaca to Cancun by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oaxaca to Cancun, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oaxaca in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Cancun. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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