35 days in Mexico Itinerary

35 days in Mexico Itinerary

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Cozumel
— 3 nights
Ferry to Calica, Drive to Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza
— 1 night
Drive
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Tulum
— 6 nights
Fly to Villahermosa, Bus to Palenque
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Palenque
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oaxaca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puebla
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Allende
— 4 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 4 nights
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Cabo San Lucas
— 4 nights
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Cozumel — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Cozumel Pearl Farm. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Chucho Underwater, take in the dramatic natural features at Santa Rosa Wall, and explore the gorgeous colors at Columbia Reef.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cozumel travel planner.

London, UK to Cozumel is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cozumel due to the time zone difference. In November, Cozumel is much hotter than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chichen Itza.
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Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cenote Ik kil, don't miss a visit to Plataforma de las Aguilas y los Jaguares, and then explore the ancient world of Chichen Itza.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chichen Itza online trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Cozumel to Chichen Itza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Cozumel in November, Chichen Itza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Tulum.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:

Tulum — 6 nights

The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulum: Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (in Sian Ka'an), Playa del Carmen (Playacar Golf Club & Xcaret) and Zona Arqueologica de Coba (in Coba). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boca Paila Fishing Flats, and admire the masterpieces at Mystika Immersive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tulum road trip website.

You can drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in November, plan for little chillier nights in Tulum, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palenque.
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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.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Cascadas de Misol-Ha and then stroll through Aluxes Palenque. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Sitio de Palenque "Alberto Ruz Lhuillier" and then explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Palenque.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Palenque trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tulum to Palenque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mexico City.
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Mexico City — 5 nights

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan Teotihuacan (Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 & Balloon Rides). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Zocalo.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mexico City trip planner.

Fly from Palenque to Mexico City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Mexico City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Oaxaca.
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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 19th (Sat), hike along Coyote Aventuras and then pause for some serene contemplation at Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban, then soothe aching muscles at Sound Healing Oaxaca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oaxaca online trip maker.

Fly from Mexico City to Oaxaca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Mexico City in November, you will find days in Oaxaca are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Puebla.
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Puebla — 2 nights

Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra and then examine the collection at Museo Amparo. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ex-Convento de San Gabriel, pause for some serene contemplation at Tonantzintla, and then don't miss a visit to Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puebla road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Oaxaca to Puebla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oaxaca in November: high temperatures in Puebla hover around 27°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Miguel de Allende.
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San Miguel de Allende — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Allende: Guanajuato (Museo Iconografico del Quijote & Museo Regional de Guanajuato Alhondiga de Granaditas). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel, walk around El Charco del Ingenio, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Histórico Casa de Allende.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Allende day trip planning website.

You can fly from Puebla to San Miguel de Allende in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in San Miguel de Allende, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta — 4 nights

Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Step out of Puerto Vallarta to go to Cabo Corrientes and see Vallarta Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, explore the engaging exhibits at 4D Art Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zona Romantica.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Vallarta online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Miguel de Allende to Puerto Vallarta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in November; daily highs in Puerto Vallarta reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cabo San Lucas.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Cabo San Lucas — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Cabo San Lucas to go to San Jose del Cabo and see Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, view the masterpieces at La Turquesa Jewelry and Art, head outdoors with Cabo Dolphins by Cabo Adventures, and explore by horseback at Cuadra San Francisco.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo San Lucas online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Vallarta to Cabo San Lucas is minus 1 hour. November in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Mexico travel guide

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Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.
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