24 days in North America Itinerary

24 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Cancun
— 1 night
Fly
2
Cozumel
— 1 night
Ferry to Playa del Carmen, Fly to Oaxaca
3
Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Fly
4
San Miguel de Allende
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Taxco
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Mexico City
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Palenque
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Campeche
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
10
Tulum
— 4 nights
Fly

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Cancun — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Zona Arqueologica El Rey and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at La Isla Shopping Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Delfines.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cancun trip maker app.

Athens, Greece to Cancun is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Cancun, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Cancun is a bit warmer than Athens - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cozumel.
Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Cozumel — 1 night

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.
On the 6th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Discover Mexico Park Cozumel and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cozumel trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Cancun to Cozumel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Cozumel sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Oaxaca.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Oaxaca — 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and then trek along Coyote Aventuras. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oaxaca day trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Cozumel to Oaxaca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Cozumel, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Oaxaca, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to San Miguel de Allende.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

San Miguel de Allende — 3 nights

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.
San Miguel de Allende is known for historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Canada de la Virgen, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and examine the collection at Museo La Esquina.

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You can fly from Oaxaca to San Miguel de Allende in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oaxaca in April: high temperatures in San Miguel de Allende hover around 35°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Taxco.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Taxco — 2 nights

Taxco de Alarcón is a small city and administrative center of a Taxco de Alarcón Municipality located in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Mil Cascadas and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Prisca de Taxco. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Rio subterraneo Chontalcoatlan and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Taxco trip planner.

You can drive from San Miguel de Allende to Taxco in 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Taxco when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in April, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mexico City.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Mexico City — 4 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Change things up with a short trip to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, ponder the world of politics at National Palace, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Mexico City road trip planning site.

You can drive from Taxco to Mexico City in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Taxco in April, expect Mexico City to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Palenque.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Palenque — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas de Misol-Ha and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de Roberto Barrios. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier" and then don't miss a visit to Zona Arqueologica de Palenque.

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Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Palenque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Campeche.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Campeche — 2 nights

Campeche holidays draw a growing number of visitors interested in discovering a historical fairyland that stands in stark contrast with Cancun and the Maya Rivera on the opposite side of the Peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Baluarte de San Carlos/Museo de la Ciudad, then explore the ancient world of Zona Arquelogica Edzna, and then steep yourself in history at Puerta de Tierra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Roman, examine the collection at Fuerte-Museo San Miguel, and then get engrossed in the history at Centro Cultural "El Palacio" (Museo de Fortificaciones, Comercio y Navegación).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Campeche route planner.

Drive from Palenque to Campeche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palenque to Campeche due to the time zone difference. April in Campeche sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chichen Itza.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Chichen Itza — 1 night

Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, then delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, and then delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza trip planner.

Traveling by car from Campeche to Chichen Itza takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Campeche in April, expect nights in Chichen Itza to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tulum.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:

Tulum — 4 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Tulum side-trips: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Rio Secreto, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, and Head underground at Gran Cenote.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tulum online road trip planner.

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 April, expect Tulum to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

Yucatan Peninsula travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline
A trip to Yucatan Peninsula takes visitors to the southeastern section of Mexico, an area that housed the legendary Maya civilization before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Much of the region's population traces its origins back to this old culture, and in many of the smaller settlements residents continue to speak the Maya language in addition to Spanish. Yucatan Peninsula tourism thrives largely thanks to the popularity of Cancun, a modern resort town on the so-called "Mayan Riviera." Away from the white-sand coastline, this part of Mexico treats visitors to some of the finest examples of Mayan pyramids and temples, offering a glimpse into the continent's pre-Hispanic history.

Guanajuato travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Churches
Granary of the Republic
With well over a third of its area suitable for agriculture, Guanajuato remains the "Granary of the Republic" as a major producer of corn, beans, sorghum, barley, and wheat. A tour of Guanajuato allows you to trace the "Bicentennial Route," originally followed by an insurgent army led by Miguel Hidalgo, one of the leaders of Mexican struggle for independence. Other popular things to do in Guanajuato include exploring historical haciendas and mines, attending local festivals, and visiting the state's thriving cities. Start in the World Heritage-listed eponymous capital, known for its cobblestoned streets, pleasant plazas, and unusual underground roadways.